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Crisis in Six Scenes 

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Crisis in Six Scenes is a comedy that takes place in the 1960's during turbulent times in the United States and a middle class suburban family is visited by a guest who turns their household completely upside down.

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Series cast summary:
Woody Allen ...  Sidney J. Munsinger 6 episodes, 2016
Miley Cyrus ...  Lennie Dale 6 episodes, 2016
Elaine May ...  Kay Munsinger 6 episodes, 2016
John Magaro ...  Alan Brockman 5 episodes, 2016
Rachel Brosnahan ...  Ellie 4 episodes, 2016
Joy Behar ...  Ann 3 episodes, 2016
Mary Boyer ...  Linda 3 episodes, 2016
Marylouise Burke ...  Lucy 3 episodes, 2016
Margaret Goodman ...  Helen 3 episodes, 2016
Julie Halston ...  Roz 3 episodes, 2016
Sondra James ...  Rita 3 episodes, 2016
Margaret Ladd ...  Gail 3 episodes, 2016
Rebecca Schull ...  Rose 3 episodes, 2016
Mary Shultz ...  Andy 3 episodes, 2016
Barbara Singer ...  Carol 3 episodes, 2016
Becky Ann Baker ...  Lee 2 episodes, 2016
Lewis Black ...  Al 2 episodes, 2016
Gad Elmaleh ...  Moe 2 episodes, 2016
Steve Mellor Steve Mellor ...  Narrator 2 episodes, 2016
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Crisis in Six Scenes is a comedy that takes place in the 1960's during turbulent times in the United States and a middle class suburban family is visited by a guest who turns their household completely upside down.

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USA

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30 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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At Cannes in May 2016, Woody Allen called his decision to make this series "a catastrophic mistake". He explained this was because he was "struggling with it at home. I never should have gotten into it. I thought it was going to be easy. You do a movie and it's a big long thing; to do six half-hours you'd think would be a cinch. But it's not. It's very, very hard." See more »

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Referenced in The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Miley Cyrus (2016) See more »

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Easy to hate if you plan to hate it
1 October 2016 | by jmayresSee all my reviews

For many people, there is too much wrong with this series. It's a later period Woody Allen work, it stars Miley Cyrus, and it's a series instead of a movie, leading people to assume- knowing Allen- it would feel like one long movie, dragged out into six half hour pieces.

This is a great series, it definitely feels like a later period Allen movie, but you shouldn't hold that against it. (You may stop reading here, but I think many recent Woody Allen movies have been very good.) It's a period piece filled with political discourse and many references to political writers- all very Allen-esque. I'd like to respond here to a comment in another review that said the 60s setting was just a gimmick. If that reviewer had actually watched more than the first episode, they would (hopefully) pick up on the fact that the charged political climate and the generational conflicts surrounding the Vietnam War is the central theme of the series.

Miley Cyrus does well, not amazing, but not distractingly poor. She did her job and made her way through the Allen dialogue, providing a character you find very annoying, but sometimes correct and alluring.

The format does lend itself to some dragging in the first episode, but that is just a set up to the types of lives lived by Allen and Elaine May (who, of course, is wonderful here, finding herself to be pulled in by the charm and discourse of Cyrus's character), which will later be found to enrich the experience when it all comes down to the busy finale.

In summary, it's a pretty great series that's a quick watch, but still a complex, politically charged investigation of generational conflict, complete with Allen's trademark comedic stylings and anti- climactic ending (which, by the way, is incredibly fitting to the contention Cyrus's character makes about the older generation's response to the war).

I'd give it an 8.5, but I'm rounding up to make up for the unjust/incomplete ratings.


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