- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 22 minutes
- Video: Black & White / Color
- Released: November 6, 2001
- Originally Released: 1985
- Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Dolby Digital Mono - English
- Dolby Digital Mono - Spanish
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
- Additional Products:
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"I just met a wonderful man. He's fictional, but you can't have everything."
- Cecilia (Mia Farrow) to her sister (Stephanie Farrow)
Sight and Sound - 06/01/1985
"...Allen's sweetest and funniest version of the afterlife....Everything in this movie makes heavenly sense..."
New York Times - 03/01/1985
"...Enchanting....A sweet, lyrically funny, multilayered work that again demonstrates that Woody Allen is our premier film maker..."
New York Times - 12/29/1985
Included in the New York Times "10 BEST FILMS OF 1985"
Premiere - 07/01/2006
"[A] gentle, amusing, and bittersweet fantasy."
Wall Street Journal - 04/23/2010
"As the two men vie for Ms. Farrow's heart, we get a sweetly eloquent metaphor for the elusive chemistry that bonds movies and their audiences."
As a beleaguered waitress and battered wife in depression-era New Jersey, Cecilia's only escape from her dreary life is her endless moviegoing. Fantasy and reality merge in a startling and comical fashion when the hero of a film Cecilia's watched a thousand times emerges from the screen and starts squiring her around town. A pack of panicked studio executives pursue the errant leading man while the cast of disgruntled characters stranded on-screen await his return.
Essential Cinema |
Period Piece |
- A Jack Rollins and Charles H. Joffe production.
- Color by Deluxe.
- Additional cast members: Irving Metzman (Theater Manager); Alexander H. Cohen (Raoul Hirsch); Camille Saviola (Olga); Annie Joe Edwards (Delilah); Peter McRobbie (The Communist); Juliana Donald (Usherette); David Kieserman (Diner Boss); Eugene Anthony (Arturo); Ebb Miller (Bandleader).