Leonard Zelig (Woody Allen) is a man so introverted and insecure that he has developed the ability to blend perfectly into the background of any given situation, regardless of the personality or even ethnicity of the people around him. But when he inadvertently becomes famous as "the human chameleon" after the media takes too keen an interest in his therapy sessions with Dr. Eudora Fletcher (Mia Farrow), Zelig is faced with an unprecedented challenge: how do you fade into the background when the spotlight is firmly upon you?
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.
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a neglected gem
- Zelig review by CP Customer
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.