Tuesday, December 7, 2010


‘Who’s the boss between you and mommy?’
‘Who’s the boss? You have to ask that? I’m the boss…Mommy’s only decision maker.’

Our clap goes to Woody Allen and his legendary Groucho Marx, his big inspiration to coin few of great woody gags. The film is partly based on Oedipus myth and we witness both drama and story runs parallel to the film with common Woody trait where characters break and enter into both dramas puncturing the narrative. He brilliantly explored it in ‘The Purple Rose of Cairo’. After adopting a child, the curious father (played by Woody) trying to trace the biological mother of his adopted kid and knows the ugly truth that she’s not just a dumb porn star- hooker. The flipside of the film is its too mediocre and thin second half where Woody tried to get the hooker mom settle respectively in society.

Though many of its fault lines and routine drama, there’re certain sheer Woody moments and scenes which make all his fans completely drooled to laugh. The nervous and embarrassing Woody lands up at hooker’s apartment is one big chill moment. Watch the objects showcased in her apartment- esp. that clock pendulum! The other one where the ambitious actress expresses her first shot for the film. Here are few great Woody one-liners from the film-

‘Every marriage goes valleys and peaks’. To that Woody replied, ‘I don’t mind going through a valley. But I don’t want to sink beneath sea level here.’

‘Curiosity’- that’s what kills us... Not muggers or all that bullshit about the ozone layer; it’s our own hearts and minds.


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