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Play It Again, Sam 1972 PG CC

Unlucky in love, Allan Felix (Allen) is a film critic who gets dumped by his wife. Now, his married friends Dick and Linda (Tony Roberts, Keaton) try in vain to fix him up. Allan's dating skills are less than stellar, even though he keeps getting advice from a recurring hallucination...his film hero Humphrey Bogart.

Starring:
Woody Allen, Diane Keaton
Runtime:
1 hour, 25 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Romance, Comedy
Director Herbert Ross
Starring Woody Allen, Diane Keaton
Supporting actors Tony Roberts, Jerry Lacy, Susan Anspach, Jennifer Salt, Joy Bang, Viva, Susanne Zenor, Diana Davila, Mari Fletcher, Michael Greene, Ted Markland, Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Tom Bullock, Jean De Briac, Mark Goddard, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains
Studio Paramount
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Format: DVD
I saw this film at Cal State Northridge with Eric Lax as a special guest. He is the author of Woody Allen: A Biography, as well as bios on Humphrey Bogart and Paul Newman. David Kipen, book critic for the San Francisco Chronicle moderated the program.

In answer to an audience member's question during the Q&A session, Lax said that Woody Allen has never made a bad film. I agree with this comment because I've enjoyed most of Allen's films. The ones I haven't been too fond of have plenty of redeeming qualities in them anyway. Even the heavy-handed Interiors had a lot to recommend it, at least for true movie buffs. Play It Again Sam was one of the funniest and most underrated Woody Allen film I have ever seen.

Based on a play written by Woody Allen in 1968 and directed by Herbert Ross (who also directed film versions of Neil Simon plays back in the 70's), the film concerns a mild-mannered film critic named Allan Felix, played by Allen, who is dumped by his wife (Susan Anspach). What a gorgeous woman like her was doing with a guy like Allan Felix is beyond me, but for some reason, Allen (was Woody playing himself?) tends to pair himself up with a slew of gorgeous females in almost all his films.

Felix's apartment is a shrine to Humphrey Bogart and it is none other than Bogey himself who counsels him in the romance department since his ego is crushed. Felix's best friend Dick (Tony Roberts) and his wife Linda (Diane Keaton) also try to find a woman for him by setting him up on one disastrous date after another. When Felix finds himself falling for Linda, a series of hilarious complications take place as he is guided by Bogey on what to do.
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This is perhaps the funniest film of all time, bar none. I had recently become disenchanted with the comedies of today. I found myself watching whole movies, and never even smiling, let alone laughing. Than I happened upon this little known oddity at the video store. I took it home, and laughed in a way that I had never laughed before. It is wonderful to see Woody Allen and Diane Keaton looking so vibrant and full of life! The jokes come fast and furious, but they do not beg the viewer for a response, they just happen. That, in itself, makes it funnier than most comedies of today. Also, there is very little, if any, profanity in this movie. I've noticed that movies of today seem to rely too much on juvenile toilet humor and profanity to provide laughs. There is none of that here. To watch this is to have the senses rejuvinated, and to laugh so hard that your jaws ache. Basically, this is the movie that you can innocently recommend to anyone, and they will love you for it later. Make it a point to see this film!
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A comedy masterpiece with all of the traditional Woody elements:
slapstick gags, supernatural moments, neurotic career-woman heroine, oblivious husband, great locations, classic dialouge.
BUT - why did PARAMOUNT HOME VIDEO not include the 1972 15 minute "Making of Play It Again Sam" featurette and the 1972 promotional radio show on the DVD?. Let's hope PHV will release a special 30th anniverasry edition with these items next year.
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Allan Felix (Woody Allen), a movie critic and avid fan of Humphrey Bogart, must re-acquaint himself with the bachelor lifestyle after his wife leaves him. He looks to his best friend, Dick (Tony Roberts) and his wife, Linda (a very young Diane Keaton) for help. Allan is a clumsy nebbish and is visited by the spirit of Humphrey Bogart (Jerry Lacy) who gives him advice in wooing the ladies--specifically Linda, who he finds himself falling for, and finds an opportunity to declare his love for her when Dick is out of town. What will Allan do? This clumsy, awkward and very neurotic man cannot be himself around any woman, once he has a romantic interest in her. Linda is the one woman he feels he can really be himself with.

This film runs parallel to the plot of CASABLANCA. For those of you who have seen it, you know what happens. For those of you who haven't, I won't ruin the story......you'll just have to see it. This is goofy slapstick and classic Woody Allen. Check it out......
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In "Stardust Memories", Woody Allen's response to Fellini's "8 & 1/2", his character is confronted by visitors from outer space who quiz him as to why he doesn't make funny movies anymore. This funny but formulaic exercise would be Allen's retort to the intergalactic inquisitors. What's lacking in this film is the artistry that is omnipresent in both his serious and comedic efforts. Though Allen stars and scripted from his stage play the film is helmed by Herbert Ross who in his day was a competent director but not one you would call an auteur. The nebbish at the center of this film would have more depth under the assured hand of Allen. Regardless Allen shows himself here as a dexterous physical comedian as well as a brilliant verbal one. A young Diane Keaton shines in her first pairing with Allen demonstrating the sweet neuroticism that charged her later films. I love the conceit of the spirit of Humphrey Bogart (Jerry Lacy) coaching Allen on the mechanics of courting women. My criticisms don't indicate a dislike for "Play It Again, Sam" just a statement of where it stands in the Allen canon.
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