Mr. Personality? Or Mr. Personality disorder? Find out in Woody Allen's madcap mockumentary about an identity crisis of hilarious proportions! Thematically intricate, technically complex and filled with some of the most astonishing special effects ever, Zelig is pure magic Nominated for two Oscars, this work of breathtaking virtuosity is further proof that Allen is the premier American filmmaker of his day. Leonard Zelig (Allen) is a social quick-change artist whose neurotic insecurity forces him to mimic - mentally and physically - whomever he's with Treated by Dr. Eudora Fletcher (Farrow), Zelig is slowly cured, and in the process goes from side-show freak to national celebrity - to Eudora's fiancé! But when misdeeds from Zelig's multiple-personality past start to surface (larceny, bigamy and an unauthorized appendectomy), the human chameleon is on the run again, and Eudora must search the world over to find-and save- the only man who's every man she's ever wanted!
this film doesnt often get mentoined in the discussution of woody allens films, which is a shame because its one of his best. the of a human cameleon in depression era america is rendered in a mockumentary style. therefore allens usual persona and obsessions are kept at bay here allowing a more gentle humour to shine through. along with broadway danny rose this is one of woodys most purely pleasurable films.rent it and give this film the attention it so richly deserves.
Woody Allen could have done much better than this. The premise was silly and seemed to just put him in historic scenes because computer effects had just evolved to make it possible rather than because it was in any way important to the plot.
I watched this with a psychologist and he was disgusted with the portrayal of his profession.
Don't rent this movie unless you really want to watch every single film Woody Allen has ever made.