I’m happy to introduce Anne Brodie as a More Daily blog contributor. She’ll be bringing you the scoop on movies to see – or skip. – Jenn
This isn’t Woody Allen’s greatest comedy but it is saturated with an increasingly warm view of life and people, and marks his first film appearance in 6 years.
It’s classic Allen: Sophisticated, witty and elegant and imbued with absurdist glee. The film follows Americans and Italians stumbling through love, sex, sudden fame, the onset of middle age and reality TV while taking us on a romantic tour of a sex mad City of Light. How about Baldwin as a younger man’s sexual conscience and guardian angel? Or an opera singer who can only perform in the shower? At 77, Allen’s sarcastic verve is sharp as ever, now tempered with what feels like happiness.
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