Seven stories are trying to answer the question: what is sex? Or maybe they are not trying.Seven stories are trying to answer the question: what is sex? Or maybe they are not trying.Seven stories are trying to answer the question: what is sex? Or maybe they are not trying.
Woody Allen apparently just noted down all his comedy thought about sex and decided to make them into a movie. The end result is a strange beast like sex it has bits that are fantastic and bits that aren't quite as fun but you gotta do them to get to the good stuff! The questions that are asked in subtitle are never actually answered and several times are barely relateable to the actual sketches themselves so don't expect to learn very much but get ready for some laughs but not as many as you'd hope.
Allen's comedies are either surreal quick fire comedies or witty plot based things. This is one of the former, or at least wants to be. Some of the sketches are very imaginative and very funny what's my perversion, the experiment and the innerspace look at sex are all funny. However some others are mildly amusing or totally pointless (the cross dressing one doesn't really work).
That said it is still quite funny despite the lapses. The cast are good but I wanted to see Woody more as the weakest sketches were without him and needed his influence. Faces like Lynn Redgrave, Carradine, Tony Randall, Burt Reynolds, Barry etc are all good but only really serve to distract.
Overall fans will enjoy this example of his `earlier funnier work' but for others they may find that too many of the jokes don't hit as hard as you'd want and some just plain misfire. The hits only just outweigh the misses but it's still work a watch.
- bob the moo
- Sep 15, 2002