Friday, July 27, 2012


Last night I watched Manhattan, a Woody Allen movie I had originally seen when it first came out, when I was a kid.

Manhattan is beautiful. Filmed in black and white, and an ode to the city, it is, like Annie Hall, a bittersweet and wistful love story. Allen's character has two love interests, a sweet and lovely 17 year old, played by Muriel Hemingway, and his best friend's neurotic mistress, played by Diane Keaton.

The movie focuses on the relationships of New York intellectuals, flawed, self-absorbed characters stumbling and fumbling forward. Like Annie Hall, this story isn't just humorously cerebral -- Manhattan also has real heart, and, also like Annie Hall, a very touching final scene.


Anonymous said...

the final scene is perfect, isn't it? woody allen's expression says it all--sad, wise and wistful!

Diana said...

LOVED the final scene!