Melinda and Melinda

It's the first Allen I've seen since--I don't know, Alice? Husbands and Wives? Saw parts of the Sean Penn movie and it didn't make me want to sit down and watch more.

It's not bad. Radha's very good, Farell is actually good (yep, I saw Elf), and I thought the comic part played a hell of a lot better than the tragic did--played (SPOILER) unmercifully against the tragic portion, especially when Mitchell's suicide attempt is later parodied. The closing scene is erotic--Allen still knows how to play on male fantasies that revolve around the female libido.

And hey, there was a black man in this film! Or has Allen done that already?

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