Thursday, December 01, 2011
1649 - Mighty Aphrodite
This is the story of a man who has an adopted son that is amazing and wonders where the good genes came from, so he goes in search of his natural mother and discovers a "hooker with a heart of gold" played brilliantly by Mira Sorvino in her Oscar Winning performance. And to boot the whole thing is narrated by a greek choir. It's awesome. I'm the kind of guy who always finds something to like in anything Woody does, however I can't imagine how people could trash this one - it's nice and light, but smart and ridiculously funny. I'd never be able to do a Woody top-ten last (that would only be a quarter of his films), but this one easily ranks high amongst his pure comedies. It's solid gold. If you've never seen it do yourself a favor and check it out. It's another reminder of why I need to fully update my Woody Allen collection to DVD/Bluray.