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A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)

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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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Games, sports and pastimes featured in the film at the country house estate included archery, badminton, piano playing, walking, butterfly netting, singing, hiking, playing chess, flying, swimming and picnicking. 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 »

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Leopold: I had the privilege of escorting Ariel through the Sistine Chapel for the first time in her life and explaining to her exactly why Michelangelo's ceiling was indeed great.
Ariel: When Raphael first laid eyes on it, he fainted.
Andrew: Had he eaten?
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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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Light and Sensual Smile
20 June 2006 | by (Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

Woody Allen's "Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy" that was made in 1982 between "Stardust Memory" (1980) and "Zelig"(1983) is considered by many as a lesser Allen's work or even failure. It was even nominated for a Razzie (Mia Farrow) for crying out loud. Well, failure or not, I'd take this silly, funny, humorous, beautifully photographed with Felix Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3, Violin Concerto in E Minor, Piano Concerto No. 2 and "A Midsummer Night's Dream" suite for the soundtrack little treasure over the majority of Hollywood comedies any day or night including midsummer night. Spoofing Shakespeare's classic comedy and highly successful Ingmar Bergman's "Smiles of a Summer Night", Woody made a light comedy about six very different people - three couples in a turn-of-the-century who gathered together in a country during the weekend party in search for love, understanding and meaning of life and death which has his own unique style. Allen does not take things too seriously and laughs at and with his characters providing the best comical scenes in the movie as an inventor. One scene is his first appearance with the wings on his back when he tries to fly and another when he pedals his flying bicycle in a very ET - manner. Funny and memorable.

7.5/10


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