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Life With Zoe is good too,
This review is from: New York Stories [VHS] (VHS Tape)
I just wrote because I didn't see any appriciation of Life Without Zoe mentioned...I loved the piece - it was innocent and precocious in an endearing way - the girl plays at being an adult like many adolescent girls...Zoe is still learning how to be an adult and she's excessive in some ways...I think Coppola lovingly depicts her character...it had a lot of charm...I wonder if other reviews expected a different tone from Coppola...I also really liked Life Lessons ...Oedipus Wrecks was entertaining but wasn't one of Woody Allen's stronger pieces...and im a big Woody Allen enthusiast.
Incidently Woody Allen uses adolescent girl charaters similar to Zoe often: including in the movies Everyone Says I Love You and Crimes and Misdomeanors
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Initial post: Jul 16, 2011, 6:23:31 AM PDT
I had heard such bad things about Zoe that I expected it to be awful and Coppola's worst. I found it absolutely delightful and the best of the three. If I grew up rich, I would have wanted that kind of charmed existence. It confirmed what I always expected. When people say rich people have problems too(underlined), they don't say that they can have more fun solving them. I think it is Coppola's most carefree work. The childlike artistry and first names only in the credits tips you off that this is a piece of childlike wonder and to be simply enjoyed.
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