Very very predictable, including the post credit scene !!!
People are voting emotionally.
Good films always raise compelling questions, whether the format is fiction or documentary fact.
It's easily one of the freshest, sharpest and most enjoyable films of this year.
I'm not a Woody Allen "Stan" so I don't have his previous work to reflect on but I don't agree with the critics reviews on this series. I found it funny and a pleasure to watch. It wasn't life changing but it kept my interest. I think if you come with an expectation of something light and fun to watch you won't be disappointed.
I finally got to watch this after quite a while from when it came out and well, yes, I loved it-I simply loved it. I really don't get the bad reviews - everything is so 'old WA' funny, the dialogues and jokes are straight from the old times, everyone (with the exception of terrible M Cyrus, so annoying I just wanted to shoot her personally) is right in the part - especially Allen, who does his thing that no one else of his other 'stand-ins' has been able to do. What is there not to like?? i laughed out loud so many times I lost count.
In late-1960s upstate New York, an elderly writer and his wife, as well as their impressionable houseguest who's about to be married, are all given a crash-course in political radicalization by a young woman on the run from the police and FBI. She's of the Constitutional Liberation Army, rebelling against the Vietnam War, imperial fascism and the U.S. government; the wife, an acquaintance of the girl's grandmother, invites her to stay in their house against her husband's wishes until she can escape to Cuba. Writer-director Woody Allen's six-episode series for Amazon Studios (each installment lasting about 23 minutes) is one of the loosest, craziest projects the filmmaker has delivered in a long time. He's assembled an unusual cast, including Elaine May as his spouse and Miley Cyrus as the radical. The series has some lapses in timing and occasionally a geriatric pace (this is a white-haired Woody Allen whose character wears a hearing aid, after all); nevertheless, the funny one-liners are there and the characters are colorful and ingratiating. Allen publicly commented on how surprised he was at the work involved in seeing this project through, and yet he has another film for Amazon on the way.
I'm a Woody Allen fan, but I wasn't sure what to expect when I read some of the reviews. Now that I'm finished, I honestly can say that I don't understand why this got slammed by the critics. Is it on the level of Annie Hall? Of course not. But I thought it was an enjoyable way to spend a few hours. Woody Allen's character is very Woody Allen and fun to watch him fumbling around. Elaine May and her gaggle of book club friends are amusing, but the funniest scene is with Trooper Mike in the last episode.I think the weak point is probably Miley Cyrus. I just didn't buy her as Lenny.