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Year
1995
Runtime
95 min.
Director
Woody Allen
Genres
Romance, Comedy, Fantasy
Rating *
7.1
Votes *
27,038
Checks
3,357
Favs
144
Dislikes
30
Favs/checks
4.3% (1:23)
Favs/dislikes
5:1
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  1. Louise_Dietrich's avatar

    Louise_Dietrich

    I've had 16 fights and I won all of them but 12. 4 years 11 months ago
  2. devilsadvocado's avatar

    devilsadvocado

    "Is that with an 'e-r' or a 'u-r'?

    "Is what with an 'e-r' or a..."

    "Linder?"

    "Linda, Linda, with an 'a'!"

    The top five funniest lines all came out of Rapaport's mouth.
    6 years 9 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Woody Allen's Mighty Aphrodite made Mira Sorvino an unlikely Oscar winner, but it's her earnest character that does indeed steal the show. Allen plays a man obsessed with finding the mother of the son he adopted, and she turns out to be a prostitute and adult film actress, so his obsession turns to changing her life for the better. While the film must necessarily feature the healing power of infidelity (it's Woody Allen, what can I say?), it's really a story about friendship, and about helping others with no strings attached. It's heartfelt, but also very funny - Michael Rapaport as a possible match for Sorvino is especially amusing, even dumber than Sorvino's Linda. It's not an obvious thing to write and act characters that aren't very intelligent when you yourself are (just check out Sorvino's Harvard pedigree), but they pull it off. These are just people who don't think very much, and in a sense, that liberates them from anxiety about their respective situations. But because Allen IS an intellectual, he inserts a Greek chorus into the film that's pretty funny unto itself. A manifestation of his character's conscience, amusingly anachronistic commentators and Broadway dance troupe all rolled into one. It may well be one of my favorite Woody Allen films. 3 years 5 months ago
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