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Anything Else 2003

  • Woody Allen
  • August 27, 2003
  • 108 mins
  • English
  • Comedy, Romance
In any relationship one person always does the heavy lifting.
Jason Biggs stars as Jerry Falk, an aspiring writer in New York, who falls in love at first sight with a free-spirited young woman named Amanda (Christina Ricci). Jerry has heard the phrase that life is like "anything else," but he soon finds that life with the unpredictable Amanda isn't like anything else at all.


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Anything Else is another typical Woody Allen romcom, with the usual insecure and neurotic main character, dealing with problems in a relationship.

I think it was the first time that I felt so annoyed by a Woody Allen film. I’ve seen a lot of his films and I really like Woody’s work. The way he writes and how the simplicity of his stories can be so engaging and interesting to watch. This story is like many others that Woody has written over the years but I think my main problem was with the leading actors. I could not connect with them.

Jason Biggs was a little bit annoying, he tried to act similarly to the way Woody acts but in my opinion not always successful. It seemed forced many times. I wasn't very happy with Christina Ricci’s overacting that also annoyed me. Woody Allen, himself always pleases me. I really like his unique way to perform, he simply makes me laugh. Danny DeVito also portrayed a very funny character.

Anything Else has the charm and cleverness that any Woody Allen film has but I think this time the cast was not wisely chosen.

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