There are two sides to every story... this is both of them. With Melinda and Melinda, Woody Allen is back to his best. This smart, playful comedy is spun out over a Manhattan dinner table combining two engaging stories, one tragic and the other comic, in the vein of Crimes and Misdemeanours and Sliding Doors. Centered on a female character named Melinda and played by the exquisite Radha Mitchell (Finding Neverland) and an outstanding ensemble cast headed by the comedic genius Will Ferrell (Anchorman). Melinda and Melinda examines the eternal question of the fragility of love and romance.
One Melinda too many...
- Melinda and Melinda review by LB
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Don't let Woody Allen's name confuse you into thinking that Melinda and Melinda will be outrageously witty or even funny. The premise is simple and effective, the story of Melinda is told in two different ways, one light hearted, the other heavy hearted. The latter representation lacks drama and although the actors involved are of the highest caliber, it is less than gripping. The 'funny' story is much more entertaining with much of the laughs coming from Will Ferrel doing his besy Woody Allen impression. It only amounts to being an amicable romantic comedy at the best of times. The films as a whole is watachable, if only once, and the premise itself almost inspores the viewer to consider how they look at the world. Very average comedy drama, Woody Allen is not at his best.