What a lot of Woody Allen's films such as Manhattan, Annie Hall, and Hannah and Her sisters deal with neurotic couples doing many neurotic things. But in a sense we're all everyone is a little neurotic in life and that's what Woody is such a great filmmaker. His films are almost a slice of life and you just relate to them.
This film has the usual Woody trademarks such as Nazi bashing, a character is a writer of some sort, and the great one liners. There is a shades of Manhattan with Christina Ricci's character whom the main character played by Jason Biggs, dumps his previous happy relationship and starts a almost nutty relationship. Then of course there's the device where the main character talks directly to the camera just like Woody does in Annie Hall.
But with all these, it also felt new. Woody's character is more of the mentor type. It's almost like his character is talking to his younger self through Jason Biggs. Speaking of Jason Biggs, it fits the typical woody allen character without impersonating him like what Kenneth Branaugh did in Celebrity. The dialogue is classic woody and the cast is just fantastic to watch.
But yeah I really enjoyed this film. You really have to have a taste for Woody Allen to enjoy this. For example, Well I did see a couple of teenage girls that looked like they're from the "American Pie" crowd walk out of the theater after 20 minutes.