Bottom Line: What can I say? It’s another Allen classic.
Directed by: Woody Allen
Starring: Craig Vandenburgh, Frank Renzulli, Herb Reynolds, Mia Farrow, Nick Apollo Forte, Paul Greco, Woody Allen
The formatting of this review comes partially from my increasing desire to write a letter to the director, alongside with an inspiration an inspiration from Mark Hobin, one of my favorite cinebloggers who penned his “Rock of Ages” review similarly about a month and a half ago.
July 26, 2012
Dear Mr. Woody Allen,
November 11, 2011. Some people strangely believe that due to a numerical repetition in the date, there is something that sets it apart from other days. I must speak on their behalf and confirm it true, as that day ended up becoming one of the most valuable days of my life. Granted, I didn’t know it at the time. It was the day I watched ANNIE HALL, perhaps your most acclaimed film to date. It was the first time I had watched one of your films, and let’s be honest here. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy it. I laughed very, very hard. I didn’t quite see the need, however, for all the awards it won. The fact that I enjoyed the film was what led to my seeking out more of your films, which, I discovered, were masterpieces. It took me a couple more films to make it a true statement that you are my absolute favorite filmmaker. (I’ll try not to mention how wonderful your writing is, because there is so much to say about that, and I wish not to waste your time.)