Teeming with all the beauty of an impressionist painting (The New York Times) A Midsummer Night s Sex Comedy is writer/director Woody Allen s lightest and most sensual film (L.A. Weekly) to date. Starring Allen Mia Farrow (directed by Allen for the first time) Jose Ferrer Julie Hagerty Tony Roberts and Mary Steenburgen A Midsummer Night s Sex Comedy is a dazzling uproarious masterpiece from America s best comic filmmaker (The Film Journal)! Love is in the air and magic is afoot when turn-of-the-century inventor Andrew and his wife Adrian host a country wedding for the pompous philosopher Dr. Leopold and his young fianca(c)e Ariel. But when Andrew s best friend the randy Dr. Maxwell Jordan and his lusty nurse Dulcy turn up for the festivities the stage is soon set for thwarted seductions mismatched mates and magical mayhem as Maxwell falls for Ariel Ariel seduces Andrew Leopold beds Dulcyand the bride and groom say I do to everyone except each other!. Actors: Jose Ferrer - Julie Hagerty - Mary Steenburgen - Mia Farrow - Tony Roberts. Director: Woody Allen. Format: DVD. Format Size: Widescreen. Runtime: 88 mins. Language: English. Subtitle: English Subtitles. Region code: Region 1 (United States Canada Bermuda U.S. territories). Discs: 1. Rating: PG. Genre: Comedy. Release Year: 1982.
In A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy, Woody Allen mixes Shakespeare, Ingmar Bergman, and the music and art of the turn of the century. Allen plays Andrew, an inventor, whose listless marriage to Adrian (Mary Steenburgen) has lost all erotic zip. He welcomes two pairs of friends to his country home: college professor Leopold (José Ferrer) and his fiancée Ariel (Mia Farrow), and dentist Maxwell (Tony Roberts) and his suffragette nurse Dulcy (Julie Hagerty). Before long, everyone's lusting after everyone else's partner, and the plot twists and turns to a happy and magical conclusion. It's a light and airy film, perhaps a deliberate break from Allen's previous production, the caustic Stardust Memories; but the tone may also be due to his new relationship with Farrow, who went on to star in Allen's films for the next 10 years. --Bret Fetzer
This movie is a gem. If you like Woody Allen then this is one of his lightest and most beautiful movies. Mary Steenburgen is luminous and all the actors are well cast. Read morePublished on Aug. 22 2010 by tedward
I have always loved this movie and I was tremendously happy when it came out on DVD. It is a bit of a departure for Woody Allen, in that his character actually believes in a... Read morePublished on Dec 30 2002 by TheTerrorBeyond
When I first saw Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy I was enchanted. A sophisticatedly sexy cast in delightfully alluring circumstances, set in a country house surrounded by foliage and... Read morePublished on Feb. 12 2002 by jumpy1
At last, Woody's finest film on DVD. And it has never looked so good. Neither in the cinema nor on VHS has justice been done to this beautiful film, looking for all the world like... Read morePublished on Nov. 20 2001 by Mr Terry Lane