one of the greatest movies Woody Allen has made
filmfan09 - wrote on 02/26/09
Martin Landau is excellent as an aging wealthy ophthalmologist with a loving wife, a family, and has eveything he could desire. He has been having an affair with a younger woman for the past couple of years (Anjelica Huston), and now he wants to end the relationship, but the devastated woman will have none of it and constantly threatens to tell his wife and ruin the perfect lifestyle. His brother Jerry Orbach) who is in the business of arranging "quick solutions" to such situations. Now Landau has to decide whether or not he can live with having his lover murdered to get himself out of a jam.
The second parallel story with Woody Allen Woody Allen as a filmmaker who's stuck in a boring marriage, and who is pushed by his wife into making a documentary about his jerk of a brother-in-law (Alan Alda). Mia Farrow plays an assistant on the project who Woody falls in love with and would like to leave his wife for, but Alda's wealth and fame also threatens to keep Farrow away from him.
I consider this one of the greatest movies Woody Allen has made. It's definitely in the top three favorite movies of his, with Annie Hall and Match Point. Both stories hold interest throughout, but to me Landau story is even more interesting than the Allen one. Martin Landau is a true legend and in this movie his acting is really superb. Woody is great, as are Mia Farrow and Alan Alda . This is an excellent movie.