AppsScraps Movie Reviews

Oct 1, 2009

A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy

Release date: 16 July 1982 (USA)

A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy sees the very first pairing of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow before they married. Based loosely on William Shakespeare's play but morphed as only Allen can do, it is lighthearted fair. Woody stars as wonky professor Andrew Hobbs who, not surprisingly, is having a challenging time with his wife, Adrian (the always great Mary Steenburgen). When the pair invite friends - a very old philosophy professor Dr. Leopold Sturgis (Jose Ferrer) and his very young fiancee Ariel (Mia Farrow) and a horny doctor Maxwell (Tony Roberts) and his nurse Dulcy (Julie Hagerty) - to their countryside cottage all manner of sexual intrigue ensues. While not acknowledged as one of Allen's greatest films, A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy is a joyous take on sex with plenty of classic Allen humour, some great romps in the woods, subtle magic, and a musical score courtesy of Mendelssohn that fits perfectly with what's on screen. I never tire of watching it.

My rating 8 out of 10.

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