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Another Woman 1988

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Woody Allen's 17th film. Gena Rowland plays Marion, an academic who rents a flat in which to write a book on philosophy and becomes intrigued by conversations she overhears from a psychologist's office next door. One patient, Hope (Mia Farrow), has a particular effect on Marion forcing her to re-think many of her assumptions about her own life: her unhappy marriage; her feelings for another man (Gene Hackman); and her relationships with her best friend (Sandy Dennis) and brother (Harris Yulin).

Starring:
John Houseman, Blythe Danner
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  • Feature parental_guidance
Runtime 1 hour 17 minutes
Starring John Houseman, Blythe Danner, Betty Buckley, Gene Hackman, Harris Yulin, David Ogden Stiers, Gena Rowlands, Philip Bosco, Sandy Dennis, Ian Holm, Martha Plimpton, Mia Farrow
Director Woody Allen
Genres Drama
Studio MGM ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 19 August 2002
Main languages English
Dubbing German, Spanish, French
Subtitles Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French
Hearing impaired subtitles German, English

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There are several aspects that make this movie excellent, including the intelligent dialogues, the psychological aspects of the narration and the fact that a complex story can be presented in only eighty minutes. These are some of the reasons why Woody Allen is considered by many to be one of the most gifted directors ever. Of course, those that usually do not like Allen's style will not find solace in this movie, but the rest of you will probably appreciate the quality of this production.
Marion Post (Rowland) is a philosophy professor who is taking a leave of absence to write a book and who has rented an apartment to be able to do this peacefully and without any interruptions. The apartment is next door to the office of a psychiatrist and she realizes that she can hear the sessions through the air vents. At first she covers the vents to prevent invading the patients' privacy, but later she hears the sad voice of a woman (Mia Farrow) after one of the cushions covering the vent moves from its place. From that moment on she is hooked and cannot help herself, so she continues eavesdropping into the sessions of the mysterious woman.
Marion starts identifying herself with some of the accounts of this woman and understands that she may actually be dissatisfied with her life too, mainly with her choice of husband and career. From that point forward the psychological aspects of the story become the central focus around which the action revolves. The dreams, memories and reality of Marion's life interact with each other, making us doubt at times if certain events are really happening or not. The final result is an interesting look at the psyche of the main character and her relationship with others.
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By A Customer on 3 Jan. 2004
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It's a shame that Woody Allen doesn't dare to make serious movies anymore. This is right up there with the best of Bergman, who has long influenced Allen's work. Everything about this film is perfect, with a sublime performance from Rowlands and Allen's masterful script which manages to be insightful, human and, despite his influences, entirely original.
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By Thespionic TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 19 May 2015
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Firstly, like others on here, I have to say what a splendid performance this was from the lead – Gena Rowlands. I am staggered that she was ignored for all of the awards for that year (no justice), as was the film! The film I can understand, as it was an idea stolen from Bergman and so not a Woody original in totality.
The film itself is engrossing if not particularly exciting. I thoroughly enjoyed it as the plot slowly unravelled.
The film I believe looks at ones upbringing and how it shapes you in all that you do and see. You are to some extent what your parents want you to be? If those self-same parents have flaws, then the likelihood is that you’ll have those flaws too? Once you have been sculptured in a certain manner, seldom do you look outside of the self - centred / self -satisfied square that you are cocooned in, or look closer to home? We all suffer from false perceptions of ourselves, we have the idea that everyone must like us, or at least that no one would find us offensive?
How true it must be for most people that we have all lost a ‘golden opportunity’ at some point in our lives, or certainly made the wrong decision at a certain juncture, which has eventually caused some heartache or dissatisfaction in later years?
This film examines these aspects of life very, very, well and is therefore easy to relate to.
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Intelligent and well written drama about a woman in mid life looking at herself for the first time and the choices she made. Gena Rowlands is perfect in the role as Marion a self contained academic, who accidentally overhears a younger woman's story that resonates with her own and she begins to reassess her own life, and realise that people see her differently to how she sees herself.
There are comparisons with Bergman who has no doubt inspired the European style of the film, although Allen's film has its own American identity.
Good supporting roles from Ian Holm and Gene Hackman add to the interest.
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By A Customer on 2 Dec. 2002
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Possibly the least comic of Woody Allen's films, Another Woman nonetheless ploughs his familiar terrain of psychoanalysis in the setting of his beloved Manhattan. The chance (sic!) overhearing of a conversation in a neighbouring office sets off an investigation of the psyche of the accidental snoop (Gena Rowlands). In some ways the film is a cover version of(or perhaps a palimpsest on) Bergman's Wild Strawberries and it certainly draws heavily on the dream sequences. Those expecting a film in the tradition of Love and Death or Play it Again Sam should look elsewhere, but, for those who have kept the faith despite the scandals of recent years, this film gives more insight into the filmic sources of Allen's blackest humour than many of his funniest.
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Serious stuff this , in the same box as Interiors and September .Personally I think Woody's serious side works best when mixed with some humour , but then I must be one of the few who like Stardust Memories , a good example where that balance is present , Still well crafted , but a bit heavy .
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