No actual nudity in this film. Sex is implied but never happens on camera.
Moderate sexual dialogue. It is implied that an adult male is dating seventeen year old girl, but nothing is shown though they do have a kissing scene. Muriel Hemmingway was 16 when she made the film.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


This is the second Woody Allen film I saw. The first is Anne hall. In contrast, I like Manhattan a little, but it can only be compared. I don’t know if Woody Allen’s films are all about academic intellectuals. If they are, the director’s name will not be on my list of great directors. These intellectuals absorb the brains of the real human elite, steal their keen judgments and pretend that they are their own. Then play the role of inheritor and propagandist of human spiritual heritage safely, and show off in front of down-to-earth and simple people like priests. In short, they are social parasites. Perhaps Allen just showed the side of gender relations in the social life of intellectuals. Perhaps this is what he is most interested in and good at, so he gave up his performance in other aspects. However, a great director should not only surrender his vision to such a narrow aspect. Academic intellectuals have inherent limitations, the most fatal of which is to escape life, indifferent to human real pain and keen on the so-called spiritual distress. However, I really don’t see the basis for the real existence of this trouble. It’s just that they keep looking for prey in order to beautify their emptiness. They use all means to escape. Of course, their best means is to talk about literature and art. Pay attention to talking about literature and art, not creating art. So I said, they’re so ugly. It’s the kind who looks ugly but tries hard to put on heavy makeup. Which character in this film is cute? Only the 17-year-old girl. Others are like walking corpses. Of course, they feel that they are full of vitality all the time, can lure different opposite sex one after another, can find various excuses for their hypocrisy, selfishness, betrayal and poverty, and enjoy the sense of superiority as a person good at intellectual activities in the process. Finding excuses is an important part of their life. Before a good excuse wrapped with high IQ is found, they feel that they don’t exist. Does the hero really love a 17-year-old girl? People like him don’t have the ability to love at all, because he has too low self-esteem. He can only attract stupid women with the so-called “intelligence” (Literary and artistic women are basically stupid). They try to reduce their sense of inferiority from gender relations, so as to establish their identity. Yes, do they know what they are because they know they can’t do anything. I can only chew Shakespeare and Joyce again and again.

After the hero was dumped by the so-called female literature and art who is beautiful enough, smart enough and young enough (in fact, in my opinion, strange enough, poor enough and wrinkled enough), he lay on the sofa and thought about why he should live. Let’s talk about why he wants to think about it under such circumstances. It was only a disappointment in many love pursuits that made him think of such a problem involving life and death. It can be seen how the hero behaves. Of course, I can imagine that this is the most real response, but it won’t be much better. Because it also shows how fragile, powerless and vulnerable he is. Then, the reasons he found to keep him alive are directly related to his own life, that is, the faces of his son and a 17-year-old girl, and the rest are the experience world of artists. Yes, of course I understand that art can often give me more effective comfort when I am in the most painful time. However, I also feel that this is a very proud and pitiful state. Borges, there is a poem that seems to be “you are not them”. In this poem, he continues to use his usual parallelism, citing the names and works of artists one after another. One of them seems that Shakespeare’s poetry can’t save you. You are in the center of the maze woven by your own feet.

The hero, before associating with the so-called beauty above, especially at the beginning of associating, encourages the 17-year-old girl to leave her. However, after being dumped by a beauty, she shamelessly asked the girl to come back. The girl insisted on going to London to study for six months and made a love promise to the old man. But, just six person months, he can’t stand it. He’s afraid that the girl has changed. The girl said “not everyone is easy to change”. This old man really doesn’t deserve her. He should have kept awake, performed the duty of an elder, and guided the girl to develop her personality and improve her life. However, when he was frustrated in love, he was weak, jealous and depressed. All he thought about was how to get rid of his bad mood as soon as possible and call it love, but his love was lame and took the girl as a crutch. They are too easy to change and blame each other for being fickle. They do nothing, don’t get something out, don’t mess up their life, they think it’s a sign of IQ degradation.

That’s the end of the criticism. Generally speaking, I hate the characters of the film. But the picture is good.

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