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Manhattan

(DVD - 2000)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Manhattan
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Isaac Davis is a successful comedy writer whose wife, having left him for another woman, is now embarking on a book about their failed marriage. Isaac happily consoles himself in the arms of an adoring 17-year-old schoolgirl until he meets someone closer to his own age, who happens to be his best friend's mistress.
Title: Manhattan
[videorecording]
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, c2000.
Edition: Widescreen version.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (96 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1979.
Also issued as part of The Woody Allen collection.
Summary: Isaac Davis is a successful comedy writer whose wife, having left him for another woman, is now embarking on a book about their failed marriage. Isaac happily consoles himself in the arms of an adoring 17-year-old schoolgirl until he meets someone closer to his own age, who happens to be his best friend's mistress.
Audience: MPAA rating R.
Local Note: 1 15 16 76 80 109 118 133 143 148 172 175 210 211 222 231 264 272
ISBN: 0792846109
9780792846109
0792846052
9780792846055
Statement of Responsibility: United Artists ; directed by Woody Allen ; written by Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman ; produced by Charles H. Joffe ; executive producer, Robert Greenhut ; director of photography, Gordon Willis ; a Jack Rollins-Charles H. Joffe production
Credits: Production designer, Mel Bourne ; costume designer, Albert Wolsky ; film editor, Susan E. Morse ; music by George Gershwin.
Performers: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Michael Murphy, Mariel Hemingway, Meryl Streep, Anne Byrne.
System Details: DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen presentation; Dolby digital mono.
Other Language: In English or dubbed Spanish with optional Spanish or French subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) Drama. Interpersonal relations Drama. Man-woman relationships New York (State) Drama. Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) Drama.
Genre/Form: Feature films.
Comedy films.
Romantic comedy films.
Topical Term: Interpersonal relations
Man-woman relationships
Publisher No: 1000795
1000797
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Jun 04, 2012
  • Megmac12 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Really one of the better shot films Ive seen. Love the last line

Jul 03, 2011
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A++ DVD

Oct 17, 2010
  • melbl8tr rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Lovely scenery, decent soundtrack but not much else going for it. Slightly disturbing to see a 42 year old Woody Allen sleeping with a 17 year old girl.

Jun 17, 2009
  • AS1987 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Beautiful music. Beautiful scenery. Beautiful story.

What more can you ask for?

Oct 29, 2008
  • joseph rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Good - Manhattan (1979) *** 96 min. starring Woody Allen, Diane Keaton and Mariel Hemingway - Oscar nominated film in 1980 (Hemingway received a supporting actress nomination and Woody Allen received an Original Screenplay nomination). Interesting tidbit about the movie is that it is one of Allen’s most successful films in terms of box office gross and yet, he wasn’t too thrilled over the outcome of the film. Personally, the film is an ode to everything Manhattan. There are great shots of the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, etc. all in glorious black & white shot with a 2:35 widescreen lens. The comedy is not the greatest but the situations and characters still make this film a brilliant piece of work. The scene between Keaton and Allen and the uncomfortable scenes with Allen and Hemingway (being so young) are fascinating character studies. The story is about Allen reeling from a recent divorce, his affair with a high school student, his obsession with ensuring that his ex-wife doesn’t print anything negative about him in her book and his interest in Keaton. Try to guess how this one ends? Note that Meryl Streep continues her Kramer vs. Kramer persona in this film. Overall, a good picture and a must for all Woody Allen fans (despite what Woody says)

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