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A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)

 -  Comedy  -  16 July 1982 (USA)
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A wacky inventor and his wife invite two other couples for a weekend party at a romantic summer house in the 1900s countryside.

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Centred around a weekend party at the home of inventor Andrew Hobbs and his wife Adrian, attended by randy doctor Maxwell Jordan, his nurse Dulcy, renowned philosopher Dr.Leopold Sturgis and his fiancée, this is a light comedy concerning their various emotional, intellectual and sexual entanglements, loosely based on Ingmar Bergman's 'Smiles of a Summer Night' . Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Six characters in search of love [Video]

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Comedia sexual de una noche de verano  »

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Second of two Woody Allen movies to feature the word "Sex" in the title. The first had been Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972) a decade earlier. See more »

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About thirteen minutes into the movie, a crew member is visible crouched by a tree, as a deer runs through the woods. See more »

Quotes

Leopold: So, you're an inventor, hey?
Andrew: Crackpot inventor.
Adrian: Andrew's invented a wedding present for you and Ariel. Tell 'em about that.
Andrew: It's a silly apparatus that takes the bones out of fish, and if you prefer, although there's no point to it, it puts bones in fish.
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Referenced in Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? (1983) See more »

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Dichterliebe, Opus 48, No.7: Ich grolle nicht
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Written by Robert Schumann
Played on piano by Adrian and sung by José Ferrer
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It just makes a great evening. And that's great!
1 September 2007 | by (Xanadu) – See all my reviews

Not intended to be an Allen masterpiece and produced after the self-indulgent Stardust Memories, this piece of work is the gift Allen made to himself and to us. Taking stuff from Bergman's Smiles of a Summer Night, Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Mendelssohn's suite for the play and some other works Woody realized an enchanting movie about the frivolous nature of human beings. It may not have the quality of Bergman's masterpiece and it may not last for more than four hundred years like Shakeapseare's play but it is definitely entertaining and makes a great summer evening's experience! It is also the first appearance of Mia Farrow in a Woody film and she is always excellent, though nominated for a Razzie for this role. The scenery by itself is worth seeing the movie. Plus, there is an interesting blend of screwball comedy from Allen's earlier days (with him going on a flying bicycle), some romance that we came to be accustomed in his later movies and even some drama if you look closer. Overall, the movie has more positive aspects than negative and taken as a whole it does leave a smile on your face.


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