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Anything Else (2003)

Director: Woody Allen     Starring: Christina Ricci Jason Biggs
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40232032
UPC: 678149085228
UPC 14: 00678149085228
Rating: Game Rating Code
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In any relationship, one person always does the heavy lifting.
A contemporary romantic comedy set in new york city about the relationship between an older guy and his younger protege. The older guy guides the younger through a messy and hilarious love story. In any relationship, one person always does the heavy lifting.

"With Anything Else, Woody Allen proves himself an old dog capable of thinking up some new tricks.   Chris Kaltenbach, Baltimore Sun
"Has some of the wit, sass and sexual candor of an Annie Hall. But it covers the same kind of territory with more bite and bile.  Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune

Editor's Note
Jason Biggs and Christina Ricci star as a mismatched couple in Woody Allen's funny and well-made romantic comedy ANYTHING ELSE. Biggs plays Jerry Falk, a young comedy writer looking to make it big, while Ricci is Amanda, a self-absorbed free spirit whom men go wild for. They fall for each other instantly near the beginning of the film, then spend the rest of the movie trying to work out their very complex and complicated relationship, especially after her mother (Stockard Channing) moves in to their small apartment to live with them.

With echoes of such classic Allen fare as ANNIE HALL, ANYTHING ELSE is a lighthearted look at young love in the Big Apple. Allen himself stars as David Dobel, an older comedy writer who mentors Jerry, often on walks through Central Park, but it seems that Dobel has a bit of an anger management problem. Once again, New York City is virtually a character unto itself, as Allen includes scenes in such Gotham places as the Village Vanguard jazz club, Isabella's restaurant, Roosevelt Island, Sheepshead Bay, and the Quad Cinema. Good supporting work is turned in by Danny DeVito as Falk's manager. The soundtrack includes songs by Billie Holiday, Ravi Shankar, Teddy Wilson, Lester Young, Moby, and Diana Krall, who appears in the film.


Video Features DVD, Dolby, Digital Audio, Mono Audio, No Longer Produced

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Ingram Micro
Video Release Date Release Date: 2/13/2007
Video Play Time Running Time: 109 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2003
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 90852
Video UPC UPC: 00678149085228
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 2.35:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Anthony Arkin
Video Cast Info Christina Ricci
Video Cast Info Danny DeVito
Video Cast Info Diana Krall
Video Cast Info Fisher Stevens
Video Cast Info Jason Biggs
Video Cast Info Jimmy Fallon
Video Cast Info Stockard Channing
Video Cast Info Woody Allen
Video Cast Info Darius Khondji - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Woody Allen - Director
Video Cast Info Alisa Lepselter - Editor
Video Cast Info Letty Aronson - Producer
Video Cast Info Woody Allen - Screenplay

Professional Reviews

New York Times
"...Its relaxed, casual air gives the humor room to breathe..." 09/19/2003 p.E1

Los Angeles Times
"...ANYTHING ELSE feels newly hatched..." 09/19/2003 p.C1

Chicago Sun-Times
"The dialogue in Woody Allen's ANYTHING ELSE is an exercise of neurotic bravery....And because Allen is a master of comic dialogue, it is our pleasure to listen..." 09/19/2003 p.35

Rolling Stone
"...Allen hasn't lost his knack for slapstick with a sting..." 10/02/2003 p.125

"The freshest things are the performances of the brilliant Stockard Channing and of Allen himself." 03/01/2004 p.98

Sight and Sound
"[A] tart and often amusing rites-of-passage comedy..." 07/01/2004 p.42

"[T]his entertains with pizzazz." 03/01/2005 p.136

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Biggs,Jason
Product attributeLabel:   Dreamworks Pictures
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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