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Woody Allen is obsessed over the same subjects as usual. But always with the touch and view from a creative genious.

People talking in a bar about life, people and relationships. I've seen this before.

I liked the way he guides the movie to present his ideas. Even Boris, who speaks directly with the public watching the movies, doesn't do that just because it's fun. He does that to explain a concept.

Well, I liked the way he shows that people change. Specially, the way a big city changes people and often broadens their mind.

He caused a nice shock when Melody's mother became an artist who lived with two men. But when her father uncovered his homossexuality I found it too exaggerated. That fact alone would be ok but, regarding that we had just had a nice shock with the mother, this second event was just cliche. It looked like Allen had been watching Almodovar - who is a nice director but often exceeds the point of good art.

It could seem that the relationship between Melody and Boris would be totally absurd. Well, it was not. Altough she had no inteligence at all, she had curiosity and respect. That was enough for him. Now he could freely talk about whatever he wanted and she would be interested and trying to learn something. Not only in a passive way, but also trying to infere new ideas and use the base he gave her to figure out new things. That's something amazing. Allen uses such an unintelligent person to show the importance of curiosity over knowledge and even inteligence.
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Added by Sapiens
6 years ago on 2 July 2010 22:16


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Posted: 6 years, 11 months ago at Jul 2 22:18
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