I love movies with peculiar plot devices. Allen did a good job writing this, and made a genuinely good existential piece (I'm not sure if it was on purpose). A good blend of fantasy and cold realism really made me connect with this movie. The ending always leaves me a bit heart broken, but that is part of the beauty of tragedy, I suppose.
The premise is actually better than the film. Not as funny, probably because Allen isn't the "main character", as the rest of his ouvres but the bitterness that tones the entire film comes together perfectly in the end.
A cornball adventure film about a dashing young explorer mixing with New York cafe society types. What a delightfully complicated fantasy film this is. What Woody Allen has done with The Purple Rose of Cairo is create a classic film about our love affair with fantasy.
one of the more whimsical woody allen movies, even though it doesn't really have his trademark stamp on it, it is wholly entertaining, with only light humor. danny aiello--even though a scoundrel--is at top form, as well are the other players, i was exceptionally impressed by jeff daniels. the biggest, actually only, faults of this movie are that woody allen didn't make the ending a feel-good one, and that he didn't give a top notch writing performance.
Declaração de amor doce-amarga à Sétima Arte, transbordante de originalidade. Allen, no auge, proporcionou um daqueles casos preciosos de tão infrequentes: uma fita que transporta a pessoa a um estado elevado de espírito, uma viagem apaixonante a outro mundo, como num sonho agradável.
An experiment that works but could've easily failed. Didn't really feel like a Woody film and Jeff Daniels obviously looks like he is in one of his first roles, he really has improved a lot throughout his career. Danny Aiello is a badass.
one of the weakest woody allen movies I have watched. the second half picked up some from the dreadful disneyesque start but it never really got anywhere. its all just boring, uninteresting and very much unlikeable.
A great film that doesn't get lost in its nostalgic fantasy. Terrific emotional core through naive Cecilia. The initial execution of Tom coming out of the screen is awkward but it's handled with such odd amusement afterward that it works. Some of the best scenes are when the characters question the meaning of existence and their banter with audience. It has a bleak streak to it that helps its footing in reality as the mutual escapes experienced by Cecilia and Tom are futile and temporary.