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Nominated for two Academy Awardsr in 1979 and considered "one of Allen's most enduring accomplishments" (Boxoffice), Manhattan is a wry, touching and finely rendered portrait of modern relationships against the backdrop of urban alienation. Sumptuously photographed in black and white (Allen's first film in that format) and accompanied by a magnificent Gershwin score, Woody Allen's aesthetic triumph is a "prismatic portrait of a time and a place that may be studied decades hence" (Time). 42-year-old Manhattan native Isaac Davis (Allen) has a job he hates, a seventeen-year-old girlfriend, Tracy (Mariel Hemingway), he doesn't love and a lesbian ex-wife, Jill (Meryl Streep), who's writing a tell-all book about their marriage and whom he'd like to strangle. But when he meets his best friend's sexy intellectual mistress, Mary (Diane Keaton), Isaac falls head over heels in lust! Leaving Tracy, bedding Mary and quitting his job are just the beginning of Isaac's quest for romance and fulfillment in a city where sex is as intimate as a handshakeandthe gateway to true love is a revolving door.
How could you go wrong. Best city in the world and made by woody allen. 5 stars easy.Published 16 days ago by Mikela Wesson
The movie was nice; it was just too cutesy. I guess that was the point.
I'd watch again, though.
Nobody denies what a superb director Woody Allen is his status is that of America's premier director in my opinion and if your familiar with his work then surely you must agree... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Simon McDonald
Not Woody's best or worst but didn't leave me in a good mood.Published 2 months ago by Brian Mcmanus
It's great, especially if you were living in New York at that time. It brings everything good back.Published 3 months ago by Deloss Brown
As a transplanted New Yorker, who lived on the west side, the upper east side near Dalton, who ate in "Elaines", etc., etc., etc. Read morePublished 4 months ago by themusicteachr