Number of Times Seen – 1 (5 Sep 2018)
Brief Synopsis – A family must deal with the fact that the long marriage of the parents has come to an end and the adult children all react in different ways.
My Take on it – Woody Allen is know for his work in comedy, but this is his foray foray into the world of pure drama and he does a great job with it.
We get to see how a decision that took quite a long time ti make can effect the various members of a close knit family no matter their age.
The cats is superb and they all help us get a much better understanding of the ripple effect of such a decision on the lives of all involved.
There are both internal and external conflicts that each of these characters must deal with over the course of this story.
Allen shows his range as a director with this film and it’s no surprise that he was able to get another Oscar nomination for Directing even the year after winning that prestigious award.
The fact that the other four nominees in this year also presented powerful films doesn’t change the fact that this nomination was quite deserving.
Bottom Line – Allen does an amazing job with this drama which shows the effects on family members when they realize that things are changing when the adult parents choose to split up. Excellent cast help us understand the internal and external conflicts that each of the characters face over the course of the story. Allen does a great job tackling a non-comedy and proves his range as a director. His nomination for an Oscar for Best Direction was definitely warranted even in such a powerful year. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – First dramatic film of Woody Allen. Allen was known for comedy, and wanted to break the mold by having no humor at all in this movie. At one point, the family is gathered around the table laughing at a joke which Arthur has just told, but we never hear the joke. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)
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