A collection of vignettes, loosely based on the book by Dr. David Rueben, written and directed by Woody Allen, Everything
contains some very funny moments. It's easy to forget that the cerebral Allen excelled at the type of broad, Catskill, dirty jokes and visual gags that run amok here. It's also remarkable how dirty this 1972 movie really was--bestiality, exposure, perversion and S&M get their moments to shine. The Woody Allen here, who appears in many of the sketches, is a portent of the seedy old Allen of Deconstructing Harry
. Although the final bit, which takes place inside a man's body during a very hot date, is hilarious, most of Everything
feels like the screen adaptation of a 70's bathroom joke book. Still, a must for Allen fans. --Keith Simanton
Woody Allen writes and directs seven sketches prompted by questions from Dr David Reuben's best-selling book. Highlights include a sketch about a doctor (Gene Wilder) who falls in love with a sheep and one entitled 'What Happens During Ejaculation?', in which Allen plays an anxious sperm awaiting his big moment.