Crimes and Misdemeanors Movie Review Summary

Actors: Woody Allen, Martin Landau, Claire Bloom, Anjelica Huston, Mia Farrow, Alan Alda, Sam Waterston

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CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS is a movie written and directed by Woody Allen in 1989.
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The movie is firstly about the way a well-known jewish ophtalmologist cope with guilt. Harrassed by Anjelica Huston, his mistress, Martin Landau wants to save his marriage and lets his brother Sam Waterston hires a hit man to get rid of her. Then overwhelmed by guilt, Landau remembers his childhood and the jewish strict code of ethics.

Meanwhile, Allen, a documentaries director, falls in love with Mia Farrow who produces the movie Allen has accepted to direct by special request of his brother-in-law Alan Alda.

One of the best Woody Allen films.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   (General) search for meaning/identity Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Religion themed film?    -   Yes Comedy or Parody about    -   criminals Blackmail & Seduction?    -   Yes Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Jewish


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   theater

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing

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