Melinda and Melinda

Melinda and Melinda
Melinda and Melinda
  • PG-13
  • 1h 40m
  • 2005
Rotten52%
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Woody Allen, one of the most respected filmmakers on the international film landscape for over three decades, explores some of his most beloved terrain in Melinda and Melinda. The twist is introduced in the film's opening scene, in which four sophisticated New Yorkers enjoy a dinner out on a rainy night. An anecdote provokes a discussion between writers Max (Larry Pine) and Sy (Wallace Shawn) about the dual nature of human drama, symbolized by the comedy,tragedy mask of theater. Ultimately a comic tale unfolds, pitted against a more dramatic version of itself-both centered around a somewhat enigmatic woman named Melinda (Radha Mitchell).
© 2004 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten52%
Critics Consensus: Woody Allen's uneven Melinda and Melinda fails to find neither comedy nor pathos in what seems like a rehash of his previous themes.
Reviews
New York Magazine/Vulture
Ken Tucker
Rotten

Neither version of Melinda, despite Mitchellâ(TM)s game try at making them distinctive beyond thei...

December 14, 2018
Time Out
Trevor Johnston
Fresh

A Woody Allen film worthy of its maker. At this stage, perhaps itâ(TM)s as much as we could hope f...

June 21, 2017
Sydney Morning Herald
Sandra Hall
Fresh

Happy proof that news of Allen's artistic death has been much exaggerated.

June 21, 2017
Houston Chronicle
Eric Harrison
Fresh

The Shawn character says, 'Moments of humor do exist (in life). I exploit them, but in a tragic co...

December 14, 2018
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Eleanor Ringel Cater
Fresh

It's middle-rung Woody, but compared to such dismal efforts as "Hollywood Ending" and "Anything El...

December 14, 2018
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Great premise, but talky dramedy doesn't deliver.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has some strong language, explicit sexual references, drinking, smoking, drug abuse, and references to murder and suicide.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Comedy
  • Release Date:March 18, 2005
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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