5 Worst Woody Allen Movies
Woody Allen is a great American director, but because he makes so many movies, it's possible to pick out the 5 worst Woody Allen movies.
Looking over Allen's career is sometimes like listening to an ill-advised double album from a rock star; what he really needs sometimes is an editor. If nothing else, this list will help Allen newbies to know which movies to avoid during their discovery of the man's work. Do yourself a favor and pass these ones by at your local video store, and delete them from your Netflix queue.
- Anything Else. This one proves that Jason Biggs cannot play Woody Allen. Allen has reached a point in his career where he needs to find others to play himself as a younger man. Sometimes it works, but this particular attempt fails miserably.
- Another Woman. You'd sure think a film that starred Gena Rowlands and Gene Hackman would be better than this. But Allen wastes some great casting on a story the drags way too much.
- Melinda and Melinda. Allen's goal of looking at a story from different sides never quite capture's the viewer's imagination. Any way you look at it, it's bad.
- Celebrity. This work's movie poster, which borrows People Magazine graphics, should give you a clue about its shallowness. Americans are obsessed with celebrities. However, we don't need fiction about that crazy world; it's crazy enough all on its own.
- Hollywood Ending. Woody Allen's workload seems to have caught up with him here. Although it reveals some good ideas, it somehow just doesn't seem quite complete. At least cliched Hollywood films had satisfying endings. This one just concludes with a thud.