While Jerry writes full time - he also working on a novel - David has kept his day job as a public school teacher just in case. The story moves forward constantly. His humor is off the wall and so very very funny if you are a New Yorker, and somewhat of a quasi-intellect, neurotic, perhaps Jewish. Kenneth Branagh did it, John Cusack did it, and now Jason Biggs is the nervous new yorker who goes to psycho analysis. Like any Allen flick, Anything Else is nothing if not wordy. Having heard next to nothing about it on release, this was one of the most unexpectedly funny, heart warming and intelligent films I have seen for some time.
This film is one of Woody's best. In their relationship, David becomes somewhat of Jerry's mentor, providing advice on Jerry's life issues, most which revolve around the fact that Jerry is a product of inertia, he having trouble leaving anyone. Alright, he might be an atheist pervert but he's a genius actor and director. If you have any legal issues please contact the appropriate media file owners or host sites. It has its one-liners and its rhythm of performance, complete with incredulous stuttering by Jason Biggs and a whiny Christina Ricci as an inscrutable actress. Even after Jerry began sleeping with Amanda, he could not be up front with Brooke about the situation, he leaving her to figure out his lies.
Just as every Martin Scorsese film gets a run of 'It's not Raging Bull or Goodfellas'. Jerry looks back to meeting Amanda and dumping Brooke. I've always been a big fan of Woody Allen. Critics now seem to enjoy dissing Woody, whatever his output. Christina Ricci did a good job. His Jewish intelligence is unbeatable. Soaked in fecund greens, New York City stands in for the unknown, wild and indifferent jungle with Central Park as its heart.
A far cry from the Adams Family and Casper. While Jerry writes full time - he also working on a novel - David has kept his day job as a public school teacher just in case. I really enjoyed Broadway Danny Rose too. At 45, I was the youngest person in the theatre except for my teenaged children. This movie really is an underrated gem.
Synopsis Jerry Falk and David Dobel, who meet at a business meeting, become fast friends. That's why Jerry is still in therapy with a psychiatrist who has done him no good, and who advised Jerry to stay in therapy with him as opposed to taking a job in Los Angeles. Anything Else also has a really nice atmosphere and a great pace - the movie at almost 2 hours never feels like it's stalling or going nowhere. Lastly, Woody Allen played a character in this movie, and he was really the only somewhat bright spot for the whole picture. I thought Channing was also good as Paula, Amandas mom.
Overall, it's a delightful, charming, funny and genuinely touching film which not only makes very good use of its young stars, but also of its writer-director-co-star-turned elder statesman. Here, Allen teaches us a good lesson: It's never good to cheat on people. Danny DeVito delivered a very funny performance. And like all of his films, you've got to see this one. If you feel that any content on our site in any way infringe your rights as copyrighter do not hesitate and let us know about your problem. There's trouble in paradise: she's late and has already eaten , she's been uninterested in sex for months, and her quixotic mother is moving in with them.
The casting is great--beyond Biggs and Ricci, Stockard Channing is hilarious of Ricci's mother, and both Jimmy Fallon and Danny DeVito neither of whom I usually like are well-cast in supporting roles. Something in this movie is new. An example is that Woody Allen thiks it is necessary to carry a chainsaw because the modern world is infested with crime. While he talked he scared me as to how much he sounded like Woody Allen. And Jerry ended up going solo to the West Coast because of David's own problems. Their commonality is that they are both fledgling New York based comedy writers, largely writing material for stand-ups, are Jewish although David is an atheist , and are each of bundle of different neuroses.
We are diminishing is numbers as we get as old and older than Woody. Go see it for yourselves! Despite David's unique view of life, he may be able to see Jerry and Amanda's relationship more clearly as an objective bystander. That scene is just so funny. Long may he present his gifts to us. In a few of Woody Allen's films, he teaches us a lesson.
I got turned on to Christina Ricci in this movie, she plays the part so well. Allen's brilliant characterisation and understanding of even the most insane people and situations, helped me a little to come to terms with some things which in my own life are causing me a lot of pain at the moment. However, his love life is more complicated than his line of work. Recreating the atmosphere from his older movies would only show the inability to move on, along with the rest of the world. But it is also very funny and intelligent. A constant is his friendship with another wannabe comedy writer, a 60 year old teacher named David, prone to long walks and advice filled talks.
From start to finish I laughed out loud at the fantastic dialogue, and unlike others I thought the acting was superb. Note that talking or shouting or clapping in a British cinema I'm British is strictly forbidden except during showings of Star Wars. And it's about time, too. It argues for loving yourself over loving others because others will only disrespect you anyway. Don't watch anything else, watch Anything Else. In the end though, this one contained some gems in the writing; and insight into the way the world provides you with plenty of impetus to conform to a bad situation, but very little to move to a better one. You will receive a weekly newsletter full of movie-related tidbits, articles, trailers, even the occasional streamable movie.