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Play It Again, Sam (1972) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

2235

Avg. Rating:

2.87/4

# of Ratings:

41

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Rating:

PG

Language:

English

Theater Date:

05/04/1972

Director:

Herbert Ross

Actors:

Woody Allen
Diane Keaton
Tony Roberts
Jerry Lacy
Susan Anspach
Jennifer Salt

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A mild mannered film critic is dumped by his wife and his ego is crushed. His hero persona is the tough guy played by Humphrey Bogart in many of his movies and the apparition of Bogart begins showing up to give him advice. With the encouragement of his two married friends, he actually tries dating again, with less than satisfactory results, until he relaxes.

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sapien 03/25/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

It's one of Woody Allen's best.

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Allison 11/30/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

I really like this one, until the halfway point. Then it just loses steam, for me.

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03/21/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Play It Again, Sam" by Yojimbo

A neurotic film critic with an obsession with Bogart is divorced by his wife and so spends all of his time with friends who unsuccessfully try to set him up with a variety of women. A long, long time ago (we're talking geological time scales here), before he became a morally suspect and unbearably pretentious narcissist, Woody Allen was a very funny man. Play It Again, Sam is easily his most charming and funny film in my opinion, using the simple premise of a terminally self-conscious guy who has to come to terms with the ups and downs of the dating scene while comparing the celluloid image of "masculinity" with its realities. Its genuinely witty script is full of really nicely observed comedy and very funny one liners and makes me wonder how it all went wrong. I really enjoyed this film ...

Rating of
3/4 

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