Sight and Sound - 09/01/1982
"...Woody Allen, in short, reveals a surprisingly delicate hand..."
Variety - 07/14/1982
"...A visually charming, sweetly paced picture....Gordon Willis' camera gets just what Allen goes after..."
Woody Allen's delightful farce deals with the misadventures of three couples who spend the weekend together in the country. They all seem to end up in love with the wrong person.
A wonderful, frothy treat from Woody Allen about three couples frolicking in the countryside at the turn of the century. At a beautiful farmhouse in upstate New York, wealthy Andrew passes his summer days tinkering as a hack inventor and attempting to make love with his frigid wife, Adrian. Then Leopold, a self-possessed scholar, and his future wife, the highly sexed Ariel, come for a visit. The second couple in the mix is Maxwell, a doctor, and his current girlfriend, Dulcy, a nurse who advises Adrian on her sex life. It turns out that Andrew once had an innocent romance with Ariel, but he's one of the very few men she has met and not slept with. Now Andrew is very much interested in Ariel again--and she in him. And thus begins this whimsical farce of lust, love, and longing among friends.