August 3, 2012
Broadway Danny Rose (1984)

IMDB Synopsis:

In his attempts to reconcile a lounge singer with his mistress, a hapless talent agent is mistaken as her lover by a jealous gangster.

Woody Allen is one of my favorite writers of all time. Although I haven’t seen his entire filmography, Broadway Danny Rose is one of my favorites because of how interesting the story is, the way it was filmed, etc. Mia Farrow plays the mistress of a lounge singer, which was such a different role for her in comparison to other films she did, Rosemary’s Baby, Alice, Shadows and Fog, etc. Woody does an excellent job of showing her range in his films during the 80s. The film is in black and white, which adds a vintage feel, with one of the main characters being a 50s lounge singer it is very appropriate. The humor has equal proportions of dialogue based as well as physical comedy. However, it is nothing like A Midsummer’s Night Sex Comedy in the sense of being physical. I like how Woody Allen did this in black and white, because it gives a different feel for the Broadway area. Danny Rose was an adorable character, and the audience can really sympathize with him. Mia Farrow actually won an Academy Award for her performance in this. Overall, I really adored this movie and I recommend anyone who appreciates Woody’s humor and doesn’t mind some artsy-editing.

Rating 9/10