Another Woman details
|Starring:||Harris Yulin, Martha Plimpton, Ian Holm, John Houseman, Gene Hackman, Sandy Dennis, David Ogden Stiers, Blythe Danner, Gena Rowlands, Betty Buckley, Philip Bosco, Mia Farrow|
|Run time:||1 hour 17 minutes|
|Rental release:||19 Aug 2002|
|Dubbed:||German, French, Spanish|
|Subtitles:||Dutch, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English, German|
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Woody plays Ingmar againBy Zamy (552 reviews) from London , 24 Jan 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]This is the third 'serious' Woody Allan film that I have watched relatively recently (the other two were 'September' & 'Interiors') and it is the best in my view. It tells the story of a successful middle aged woman (beautifully acted by Gena Rowlands) who is forced to examine her life (I won't reveal how) and finds that her lack of connection to her feelings and those of people close to her have led her to make mistakes in her personal life. It makes for a wonderful voyage of self discovery that is very carefully constructed by Allan in the writing and direction.
Here he has the assistance on Bergman's cinematographer, Sven Nykist, who realises beautiful images of New York interiors and exteriors. The acting is uniformly very good and, as usual, Allan has chosen a rich and varied musical soudtrack.
If your sense of humour can survive the rather gloomy direction the plot line takes you may find some jokes along the way at the expense of our human frailties.
A significant film that examines how the choices we make dictate the kind of life that opens out for us.
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Another Woody Allen naval watching sessionBy The KnightWatcher (629 reviews) from Gloucestershire , 30 Sep 20121988 Typical Woody Allen. This is a highly acclaimed film but it is not for me. A woman writing a novel in a small flat overhears the consultation sessions of a psychiatrist in the same block through an air vent. The patient is Mia Farrow. The emotional pain and angst of the patient make the author reevaluate her own life and she makes some radical changes including leaving her husband. But the acting is poor and the story slow and laborious and the whole film seems to be iintellectually pretentious trying to be more than it is.
Film to be avoidedBy a customer , 01 Feb 2012This film is ultimately tedious and extremely boring. What a waste of rental time! Avoid renting it at all costs.
Unusual and intelligentBy a customer from Huddersfield , 14 Feb 2009This was a different take on the 'another woman' theme, with a twist at the end that is very hopeful and optimistic. Brilliant!
Another WomanBy Jean (8 reviews) from Barking , 14 Oct 2008Pedestrian story, appalling acting. Sorry Woody a real turkey!
psycho babbleBy johnnieh (64 reviews) from Worcester , 14 Mar 2008Boring or what? out of date navel contemplation. only highlight Gene Hackmans cameo appearance. Get a life don't bother watching this.