A New York girl sets her father up with a beautiful woman in a troubled marriage while her stepsister gets engaged.

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Woody Allen

Writer:

Woody Allen
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Norton ... Holden
Drew Barrymore ... Skylar
Diva Gray Diva Gray ... Nanny
Ami Almendral Ami Almendral ... Nanny
Madeline Balmaceda Madeline Balmaceda ... Nanny
Vivian Cherry Vivian Cherry ... Nurse
Tommie Baxter Tommie Baxter ... Old Woman
Jeff DeRocker Jeff DeRocker ... Homeless Man (as Jeff Derocker)
Cherylyn Jones Cherylyn Jones ... Mannequin
Tina Paul Tina Paul ... Mannequin / Harry Winston Dancer
Vikki Schnurr ... Mannequin
Natasha Lyonne ... DJ
Kevin Hagan Kevin Hagan ... Doorman
Alan Alda ... Bob
Gaby Hoffmann ... Lane
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Storyline

Holden and Skylar are in love. Skylar lives with a large extended family in Manhattan. Her parents, Bob and Steffi, have been married for many years. Joe, a friend of theirs, has a daughter, DJ, with Steffi. After yet another relationship, Joe is alone again. He flees to Venice, where he meets Von, and makes her believe that he is the man of her dreams. However, their happiness is fake all the way, and Von returns to her husband. Steffi spends her time in philanthropy, and manages to break up Skylar and Holden by introducing Skylar to ex-con Charles Ferry. Written by <THURESON@HEM.PASSAGEN.SE>

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Rated R for one use of strong language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Tracey Ullman and Liv Tyler filmed scenes for this film, but all were cut by director Woody Allen to reduce running time. See more »

Goofs

In Venice when Woody Allen is singing "I'm Through With Love" the vaporetto boat in the background is going backwards, along with a smaller boat a little later. See more »

Quotes

Steffi: You always pick the wrong women.
Joe: Hey, I picked you.
Steffi: Yeah, I know, we got divorced.
Joe: 'Cause you were impossible to live with.
Steffi: "I was impossible to live with," I love this. You couldn't figure out whether you wanted to be a psychoanalyst or a writer!
Joe: So I compromised, I became a writer and a patient.
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Written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
Arranged and Conducted by Dick Hyman (uncredited)
Performed by 'Dick Hyman and the New York Studio Players'
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Kind of out there, but wonderful
8 March 2004 | by drosse67See all my reviews

I didn't really know what to expect when I heard this was an all-stops-out Woody Allen musical, featuring the REAL voices of his stars. Some of them should definitely not quit their day jobs--Julia Roberts and Ed Norton in particular. Others, like Goldie Hawn, Alan Alda and Tim Roth, fare much better. I shudder to think what Drew Barrymore sounds like--she has said her voice is SO bad, she insisted on someone dubbing it. I can't imagine how she could top Julia Roberts on the "tone deaf" meter.

There really isn't much of a plot here. It's basically about upper-class New Yorkers struggling with their love lives, but the plot gives Woody an excuse to film in Venice and Paris and mimic his hero, Groucho Marx. Some of the musical interludes are really creative and funny--dare I say as good as some of the numbers in the classic MGM musicals. And some of the numbers, in places like hospitals, funeral homes, and jewelry stores, are a little on the bizarre side. Woody Allen fans will most definitely appreciate this more than the average viewer. And on another note, I have no idea why this movie is rated R. There is no profanity, no nudity, no sex, no violence---I think the MPAA was on drugs when they saw this.


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Country:

USA

Language:

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Release Date:

17 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Woody Allen Fall Project 1995 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$131,678, 8 December 1996

Gross USA:

$9,759,200

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,759,200
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Mono)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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