Manhattan

Title: Manhattan
Year: 1979
Director: Woody Allen
Writers: Woody Allen & Marshall Brickman
Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Michael Murphy, Mariel Hemingway, Meryl Streep
Music: George Gershwin
Distinctions: Oscar nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress (Hemingway); currently #231 on IMDb’s Top 250
Synopsis: a divorced middle-aged man dates a 17-year-old
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), April 2008
Subjective Rating: 5/10 (Indifferent).
Objective Rating: 3/10 (gets points for pacing, special effects/design and music) c. 2.2/4 (Okay).

It’s watchable. The worst Woody Allen movie I’ve seen, though. It kind of comes across as an elaborate scheme by Woody to justify himself to the audience. And I never want to hear the phrase “You know?” again.

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