Mighty Aphrodite Movie Review 1995

Information and Film Reviews for Mighty Aphrodite the Movie

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Neurotic (Surprise!) New York sportswriter Lenny Weinrib (Allen) is trapped in an unhappy marriage to art dealer Amanda (Bonham Carter), who talks him into adopting a child. Film comes alive when Lenny tracks down his son's biological mother, consummate dumb blond and hooker/porno actress Linda, played with over-the-top (in a good way) gusto by Sorvino. Lenny attempts to reform his son's real mother while a Greek chorus (including Abraham and Dukakis) provide a running commentary on the tragedy/comedy of Lenny's predicaments. Allen's 31st film treads into familiar Woodman waters but falls short of his past comic genius.

Distribution

Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-1120, Toll-free: 800-723-4763, URL: http://www.bvhe.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 95 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Marriage, New York, New York, Adoption & Orphans
Screenplay
Woody Allen
Cast
Woody Allen, Helena Bonham Carter, Mira Sorvino, F. Murray Abraham, Michael Rapaport, Jack Warden, Olympia Dukakis, Peter Weller, Claire Bloom, David Ogden Stiers
Cinematography
Carlo Di Palma
Director
Woody Allen
Music
Dick Hyman
Producer
Robert Greenhut, Jean Doumanian, J.E. Beaucaire, Sweetland Films AB, Miramax Films

Awards

Oscars 1995: Support. Actress (Sorvino); Golden Globes 1996: Support. Actress (Sorvino); Natl. Bd. of Review 1995: Support. Actress (Sorvino); N.Y. Film Critics 1995: Support. Actress (Sorvino); Broadcast Film Critics 1995: Support. Actress (Sorvino).

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