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18 Reasons Why We Still Love You, Woody Allen
Magnificent moments from the real King Of Comedy

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18 Reasons Why We Still Love You, Woody Allen | 16. Judy Davis And The Late Sydney Pollack
16. Judy Davis And The Late Sydney Pollack

Film: Husbands And Wives (1992)

In a shocking piece of Hollywood sensitivity, this studio-backed Allen piece was released just as Woody Allen and Mia Farrow were breaking up over his relationship with his ‘stepdaughter’ Soon Yi Previn.

It’s a damn shame, because this film deserves not to be remembered for coinciding with a tumultuous event in Allen’s personal life, but rather for being a pitch-perfect black comedy about manners, matrimony and essays called Oral Sex In The Age Of Deconstruction.

So many lines chime with Mia and Woody’s real-life goings on that it’s nigh-on to impossible to ignore them, alas (see: "Do you ever hide things from me?" "No, do you?") – so perhaps it’s best to just enjoy the movie for all its nuances. Plus, Sydney Pollack and Judy Davis are a joy to watch, adding to a movie that’s arguably Allen’s best since Hannah And Her Sisters.
 

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