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A dissatisfied Manhattan sportswriter finds more than he expected when he searches for the biological mother of his adopted child in Woody Allen's comedy. Writer-director Allen also plays Lenny, a slightly more relaxed incarnation of his usual neurotic screen persona. Lenny is trapped in a bad marriage to high-strung art dealer Amanda (Helena Bonham Carter), but he finds solace in his relationship with his adopted young son. Indeed, he grows so fond of the boy that he decides to track down the boy's real mother, expecting to discover a brilliant professional. Instead, he finds Linda (Mira Sorvino), a ditzy prostitute and porno star who mingles casual vulgarity with disarming innocence. Despite his initial disillusionment, Lenny soon develops a fondness for Linda and decides to play matchmaker, setting her up with a handsome young boxer (Michael Rapaport) who is equally good-hearted and scatterbrained. While the contrast between the free-spirited Linda and the uptight Lenny provides the bulk of the laughs, hints of Allen's more literary humor are also present, particularly in the scenes involving a roaming Greek chorus commenting upon Lenny's fate. Sorvino received a supporting Oscar for her title role in a well-received movie that is nevertheless not at the level of Allen's best-known classics.~ Judd Blaise, All Movie Guide

Starring:
Woody Allen, Michael Rapaport
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  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 31 minutes
Starring Woody Allen, Michael Rapaport, Mira Sorvino, David Ogden Stiers, Helena Bonham-Carter, F. Murray Abraham, Olympia Dukakis, Claire Bloom
Director Woody Allen
Genres Comedy
Studio Kaleidoscope Home Ent.
Rental release 7 July 2014
Main languages English
Subtitles English

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This is one Woody Allen film that I would put well behind the main batch. The storyline is rushed and the finale is wrapped up quicker than a late birthday present.
The redeeming feature is undeniably the performance of Miva Sarvino as Linda. She won both an Oscar & Golden Globe for her portrayal of the dizzy call girl. Helena Bonham Carter was also very attractive on the eye but had a much lesser role. Woody's a very lucky man!
The film is narrated by a group of Greek actors & choristers, which frankly I found unamusing and slightly irritating, for me it added absolutely nothing to the pic’! Woody is his usual self of course and always worth a watch, but the film is quite lightweight, unremarkable and easily forgettable. Had it not been for Miva’s performance; this would have been rated a 2 star film from me!
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This is a very funny film where husband (Allen) and his wife who are unable to have children adopt a baby. However, Allen then is plagued by a desire to find out who the birth mother is. A great story, lots of unexpected happenings along the way, and a wonderful ending.
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This isn't Woody Allen's best film in the last few years - it doesn't compare with the verite photography of 'Husbands and Wives', the accomplished storytelling of 'Bullets Over Broadway' or the cleverness of 'Deconstructing Harry'. But it works as a comedy, without breaking any really new ground. Allen stars as a neurotic New York sports columnist - so he's actually playing himself again. Unlike his earlier films, 'Mighty Aphrodite' sees him trying to sort out someone else's love life instead of his own; in this case, that of Linda Ash, a squeaky-voiced but likeable prostitute played by Mira Sorvino. Helena Bonham Carter also features as a totally convincing New Yorker - presumably paving the way for further American character roles (as in 'Fight Club'). Anyway: if you're a lover of Woody Allen's oeuvre, this one should be in your video collection.
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On re-watching Woody Allen's 1995 film Mighty Aphrodite for (I think) only the second time (since seeing it on release at the cinema) I was initially disappointed and seemed to have misremembered it as something of higher quality. As the film progresses, however, Mira Sorvino's character becomes more and more affecting until it just pushes into four star territory. For me, therefore, it is in the category of Woody films below his absolute best (Manhattan, Purple Rose Of Cairo, Broadway Danny Rose, Crimes and Misdemeanours) and in the company of films such as Play It Again Sam, Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets Over Broadway, Sweet and Lowdown, Manhattan Murder Mystery, etc. Whilst it clearly has nothing like the quality of outright gags as Play It Again Sam, its serious and poignant moments lift it above a straight 'Woody gag' film.

The film features Allen in one of his 'suspend disbelief' roles where his sportswriter Lenny Weinrib is married to Helen Bonham Carter's art gallery manager Amanda, and the couple, wishing to start a family, decide to adopt. As Lenny's marriage begins to hit the rocks he decides to try to trace the birth mother of adopted son Max, only to find that the said person is porn actress and prostitute Linda Ash (superbly played by Mira Sorvino). As Lenny and Linda become closer and closer friends (suspend disbelief again, of course), Lenny still refrains from telling Linda about Max, and tries to set Linda up with 'regular guy' ex-boxer Kevin (Michael Rapaport, also impressive). This does not work out, but Linda eventually does have a chance encounter with the 'man of her dreams' but not before she and Lenny have had a real romantic encounter which leaves her expecting Lenny's baby.
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This film is absolutely brilliant, wit, charm and great dialogue. Mira Sorvino steals pretty much the show as a hooker with a way with words and an unusual outlook on what she wants to do with her life. I wasn't a fan of Woody Allen's movies but after seeing this I gave him more of a look.
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I'm a big fan of Woody Allen and especially enjoy his films when he stars in them , there's wonderful interplay here between him and Mira Sorvino . They're ably backed by a great supporting cast and typically Allen quirky scenes. Very funny and entertaining.
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Typical Woody Allen, of course with the nerdy little man being loved by gorgeous younger women. Typical script too, with characters talking over each other. But loved the Oscar-winning performance of Mira Sorvino and the kooky 'interventions' of the Greek chorus set in the Graeco-Roman theatre at Taormina, Sicily which I recently visited and which was why I bought the DVD ! Can't wait to send it to the friends I made on that trip. I hope they can make head or tail of it!
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I'm not reviewing the movie itself. The transfer to DVD is very good with high quality picture and sound and no silly cutting/cropping by the studio to detract from your enjoyment.
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