Manhattan Murder Mystery

Year: 1993
Production Co: Tristar Pictures
Director: Woody Allen
Writer: Woody Allen
Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Alan Alda, Anjelica Huston, Ron Rifkin, Zach Braff
Not the most distinctive of Woody Allen's films but it perfectly shows the behaviour petty jealousies and insecurities can bring about in adults.

I most remember Diane Keaton's character - Woody's wife in the film, being the most determined among the group that the victim has been murdered, but abruptly changing her tune when the mens' attentions are commanded by the luminous and charismatic crime writer, played by Anjelica Huston.

A group of literate New York friends are shocked by the sudden death of a neighbour, and convince each other her seemingly caring husband has murdered her.

They whip each other and themselves into such a frenzy of thrills and terror they start to lose sight of reality, bringing others into the fold of their fantasy along the way.

Not one of Allen's best, but certainly where he belongs, and heights we still hope he reaches again after the last few years.

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