Isaac Davis (Allen), 42, is divorced from acerbic Jill (Streep), who has moved in with another woman and is about to publish a memoir that talks about how awful Davis is. Meanwhile, he has been having an affair with a precocious but sweet 17-year-old named Tracy (Hemingway). She idealizes him but he doesn't see any future in the relationship, so he breaks up with her and urges her to go to London on a scholarship program. His ruse is to say he's in love with someone else: Mary Wilkie (Keaton), whom he starts to date out of convenience and because his best friend Yale (Murphy), who is married and has been having an extramarital affair with Mary, pushes them together. Although many familiar Woody Allen themes and characters fill this 1979 movie, it is a cut above nearly all the others -- perhaps it's his very best -- for its balance of humor and depth, its unadulterated love of New York City, its sumptuous Gershwin musical score, and the gorgeous black-and-white camerawork of the great cinematographer Gordon Willis.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus
Woody Allen, as usual, plays a neurotic New York Jew with a sad and complicated love life. He has just divorced his second wife, and she plans to write a memoir exposing him for the schmuck he is. When the movie begins, he's dating a high school girl, but soon becomes interested in his friend Yale's girlfriend, Mary.
The review of this Movie prepared by Judy Berman