Anything Else

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"In any relationship one person always does the heavy lifting."
  • R
  • 2003
  • 1 hr 48 min
  • 6.3  (32,464)
  • 43

Woody Allen's 2003 romantic comedy, Anything Else, is a classic Woody Allen film that follows the life of a young comedian named Jerry Falk (Jason Biggs). Jerry is trying to make it big in New York City as a writer, but he is struggling to find his voice in a world that seems to be constantly working against him. To make matters worse, he is dealing with a needy and insecure girlfriend, Amanda (Christina Ricci).

The movie opens with Jerry talking directly to the camera, revealing his angst about life in general. He talks about his therapist, whom he sees weekly, in order to discuss his relationship issues. He shares that his therapist thinks he is too passive, which he thinks to be ridiculous because he's a stand-up comedian, and that requires a certain level of assertiveness. However, Jerry is not doing well in the romance department, and when Amanda moves in with him, he is plunged into a world of doubt and insecurity.

Jerry's relationship with Amanda is a constant source of stress for him. She's beautiful, but also incredibly neurotic and self-absorbed. She's constantly harping on him for not being romantic enough, and she's constantly comparing him to her ex-boyfriends. She's also a vegetarian, which makes going out to eat a real challenge for Jerry, who's a big meat-eater. Jerry also has to deal with Amanda's parents who are a little bit crazy and always asking for loans.

On top of all that, Jerry has to contend with his agent, who is constantly trying to push him toward jobs he doesn't want. He's also got a friend named Dobel (Woody Allen) who is an aging comedian and a little bit of a loose cannon. When Jerry tells Dobel about the problems he's having with Amanda, Dobel advises him to dump her immediately. This advice sends Jerry into a spiral of self-doubt, causing him to question everything he's ever known about relationships.

As Jerry navigates all of these challenges, he tries to hold onto his creativity and his sense of humor. He starts to work on a new project, but it's not going well. He's suffering from writer's block and can't seem to come up with any new ideas. This lack of creativity only feeds into his feelings of inadequacy and fear.

Meanwhile, Dobel is going through some issues of his own. He's gotten into trouble with his ex-wife and is living out of a hotel room. He's also dealing with health problems that are making him question his own mortality. He's always been Jerry's mentor and friend, but as time goes on, it becomes clear that Dobel might be holding Jerry back more than he's helping him.

As the movie progresses, Jerry begins to realize that he needs to take control of his life. He needs to start making decisions for himself and stop letting other people dictate his every move. He needs to find his own voice and embrace his own creativity. Along the way, he learns some valuable lessons about love, relationships, and the importance of being true to oneself.

Overall, Anything Else is a funny and poignant romantic comedy that explores some deep themes about creativity, identity, and self-discovery. It's a film that will resonate with anyone who has ever struggled to find their place in the world, and it's a testament to Woody Allen's talents as a writer and director.

Anything Else is a 2003 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 48 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3 and a MetaScore of 43.

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    1 hr 48 min
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    6.3  (32,464)
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