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Jerry Falk (Jason Biggs) is a promising 21-year-old comedy writer living in New York City. While Jerry has talent, he's having a hard time getting his career off the ground, which might have something to do with the fact his agent Harvey (Danny DeVito) is.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 132
- Fresh: 53
- Rotten: 79
- Average Rating: 5.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: There is nothing to set this work apart from any number of mediocre Allen films.
Rotten: Anything Else isn't just the latest Woody Allen movie; it's also the smallest.
Rotten: Who knows what sense an American Pie-digging, Woodman-ignorant undergrad might make of the canned rhythms, the trilobite-era one-liners, the awkward declarative dialogue, the Catskills-resort frames of reference, the freshman philosophy.
Fresh: There's a lot of truth in the screenplay, and, combined with Ricci's top-notch, can't-take-your- eyes-off-her-when- she's-on-screen performance, this gives the movie a strong spine.
I've been waiting for YEARS to purchase this, and now I can! Thanks! Now let's just get Sleeper on here and I'll gladly fork over another 10 bucks.
Certainly not a great movie, but the performances from Danny DeVito and Christina Ricci are very noteworthy. Woody Allen wrote a dream comic role for Ricci--the nightmare girlfriend that one cannot help but love. She presents this role with aplomb that seems effortless but surely can't be.
The story went nowhere, the characters were unlikeable (no exceptions), and the script had me begging everyone to please shut-up… made me want to avoid all Woody Allen films forever. Do not watch.