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Husbands and Wives

Year: 1992
Production Co: Tristar Pictures
Director: Woody Allen
Producer: Jean Doumain
Writer: Woody Allen
Cast: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Sydney Pollack, Judy Davis, Juliette Lewis, Liam Neeson, Ron Rifkin
Allen at the top of his game - blending his sharp witted comedy with wry observation of love and marriage in modern life. Two couples, Allen & Farrow and Pollack & Davis, try to navigate the stormy waters of marriage, making up and breaking up in Allen's trademark Big Apple aesthetic.

Proving he has a keen sense of the ridiculousness inherent ion both mens' and womens' personalities, Allen surrounds both couples with a close orbit of secondary characters - Farrow's new beau and potential suitor to David Liam Neeson, Pollack's affair with a buxom nymphette that turns nasty, Allen's all-but affair with adoring fan Lewis.

Sharp, quick witted, at times both heart wrenching and touching, it's full of starkly realistic acting which, coupled with the documentary style (in both the camerawork and plot interspersed with snippets of interviews with the main characters), are a tribute to skills Allen had a hard time revisiting throughout the 1990's.

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