Melinda And Melinda details
|Formats:||12 DVD, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Wallace Shawn, Chloe Sevigny, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Steve Carell, Amanda Peet, Will Ferrell, Jonny Lee Miller, Radha Mitchell|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Just Arrived, Our Instant Picks, Summer Comedy|
Melinda And Melinda
|1hr 35 mins||12|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 35 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
By Helen Cowley from LOVEFiLM
Woody Allen mixes the tragic with the comic in Melinda And Melinda, a delightful, intelligent look at two versions of the same story.
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Still the same old story...By bgarcez from United Kingdom , 03 Apr 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]They're rich, live in the best spots of Manhattan, go to nice restaurants and drink good wine on a regular basis, yet they manage to carry a bagfull of neurosis, phobias, suicidal tendencies and complexes.
It's Woody, once again, recycling himself.
If his intent was to balance a comical story with a tragical one, he's done it way better in Crimes and Misdemeanors. This one lacks that same bittersweet touch.
You've seen it all before. With the difference that there was a time in which you still laughed about the seductress that ends up to be a nutter or the husband that falls in love with the next door neighbour and so generates a series of would be laughable gags.
There was once a filmaker who managed to reinvent himself in each movie. I'm talking about the guy who made Zelig, Annie Hall and The Purple Rose of Cairo.
The author of Melinda and Melinda just looks like a pale imitation of the Woody from those days.
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GOOD TIME IN NYCBy kazeykazy (13 reviews) from Glasgow , 26 Feb 2010A fun film if you just don't worry about keeping track of who's with who and where...just sit back and enjoy the architecture and the artiness and the fun they have - nothing too serious!
Going through the emotionsBy Oldbloke (350 reviews) from Sidmouth , 23 Feb 2010Writers discussing tragedy and comedy over a drink interpret an overheard story in different ways. The story concerns title character Melinda interrupting a dinner party. We see two versions of the same story, one broadly comic but far from hilarious, one vaguely tragic but only by Manhattan standards. Despite a quality cast, who do nothing wrong this is definitely Woody on autopilot. Everything about it seems tired and uninspiring, like someone deliberately trying to copy his style. Skip it.
Comical concept concludes in tragedyBy Charles Brickley from Andover, Hampshire England , 11 Aug 2009This use of a one girl in two stories looked good on the trailer and indeed the film was well acted with good production values. BUT!
Whilst I have not got the heart to trash this well made tale of comedy versus tragedy I must confess that I have seen better Woody Allen films.
Radha Mitchell was excellent as Melinda the girl with a split lifestyle, Jonny Lee Miller was almost on form and Will Ferrell gave some of his best performances ever. It was a plot that failed to convince totally and therefore Woody did not manage to suspend my disbelief.
Again this is another good example of why I hire films, I watch it, I send it back and if I decide I really like it I may get a copy for my shelf.
Worth the money to watch, but I shall not be getting a copy for myself despite the romantic and ravishing Radha.
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boringBy a customer from Birmingham , 02 Jun 2009hard to get into, found it very boring and wouldnt recommend this to anyone!
Great watchBy ppanther (6 reviews) from Plymouth , 16 May 2009This film was great, it gently plays on the mistakes people make and how they are judged. The story is told very cleverly using two takes on the same anecdote.
This is clearly a Woody Allen film because each member of the cast plays Woody in their own way, Will Ferrell was wonderful.