A cute and charming romp -- a group of friends in the early 20th century
get caught up in a weekend of love and sex in the country.
Certainly enjoyable, if not really much more.
Gordon Willis's photography is nowhere near as amazing as his earlier
collaborations with Woody, and the film doesn't have any wildly funny
But the writing is witty, and the acting solid if not triumphant. It
just doesn't feel like a Woody Allen film somehow. More like a nice,
solid, unassuming French farce.
That's not a bad thing, and this film is still better than 99% of what
comes out of Hollywood, with a sweeter, more upbeat tone than usual for
Allen. It's just coming on the heels of masterpieces like 'Annie Hall',
'Manhattan', and 'Stardust Memories', and just before other great films
like 'Zelig' and 'Purple Rose of Cairo', it can't help but pale a bit