This film is Woody Allen’s directorial debut (there was Tiger Lilly several years before, but it was made out of somebody else’s material, i.e. can be deemed a debut only technically). It’s a comedy, a mockumentary, the classic kind of it, meaning it’s a direct parody on documentary films, and it has a number of funny moments in it. The aсting is nice. The film is light and pleasant.
But all in all it seems like an early attempt to do Zelig, – quite successful in general (although, not with the box office), but a little ackward and crude, because of lack of experience. Fun for a one-time view, but no reason to repeat.
Released in: 1969
Directed by: Woody Allen
Written by: Woody Allen, Mickey Rose
Performed by: Woody Allen, Janet Margolin, Marcel Hillaire, Jacquelyn Hyde, Lonny Chapman, Jan Merlin, James Anderson, Howard Storm, Mark Gordon, Micil Murphy, Minnow Moskowitz, Nate Jacobson, Grace Bauer, Ethel Sokolow, Dan Frazer
Entertaining quality: 4+ out of 5
Art quality: 3+ out of 5
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