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  • Summary: Woody Allen's new romantic comedy is a lesson in the reality that loves at first sight isn't always 20/20. Jerry Falk (Biggs) learns that lesson the hard way when he falls head over heels in love with the beautiful but flighty Amanda (Ricci). (DreamWorks Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 37
  2. Negative: 12 out of 37
  1. Has some of the wit, sass and sexual candor of an "Annie Hall." But it covers the same kind of territory with more bite and bile.
  2. With Anything Else, Woody Allen proves himself an old dog capable of thinking up some new tricks.
  3. Reviewed by: David Stratton
    70
    The younger casting brings a freshness to the material and, with Allen as the weird mentor, there are plenty of laughs, even if the pacing's slow and the running time over-extended.
  4. It's so irrelevant, unambitious and lazy it almost seems to be thumbing its nose at the daring filmmaker Woody once was.
  5. 38
    This relentlessly mediocre romantic comedy is basically a pretty arthritic third-generation Xerox of "Annie Hall," with Jason Biggs and Christina Ricci in the old Allen and Keaton parts in a probably quixotic attempt to court the youth market.
  6. Too labored to be romantic and too derivative to be funny.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Feb 14, 2011
    7
    Nice movie, well written with a descent amattering of laughs. Very much a typical Woody Allen effort through and through. The acting was very solid. I had fun. Expand
  2. Oct 10, 2011
    2
    This film is what Allen would call in his better years, 'mental masturbation.' I don't need to talk about how the story and jokes are shamelessly recycled from other Allen movies, or how all the characters are either boring or unpleasant, or how out of touch the film is with how college graduates talk, or how sick I am of listening to people talking about their fear of death. All I need to say is this: I would rather watch anything else than Anything Else. Expand

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