Art imitates life as Allen/Farrow relationship dissolves onscreen (and off) and Woody becomes involved with young student. Mature, penetrating look at modern pair bonding and loneliness offers more painful honesty and sadness than outright laughs, though still retains essential Allen charm. Stylistically burdened by experiment with pseudo-documentary telling of tale and spasmodic hand-held cameras that annoy more than entertain. Excellent, intriguing cast, notably Davis as the overwhelming, overbearing wife/friend. Trailers became unintentionally funny in light of the highly publicized personal problems of Allen and Farrow.
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Running time 107 minutes.
British Acad. 1992: Orig. Screenplay; L.A. Film Critics 1992: Support. Actress (Davis); Natl. Bd. of Review 1992: Support. Actress (Davis); Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1992: Support. Actress (Davis).
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