Cast & Crew
Allen's story moves along quite wonderfully, primarily because of his nuanced casting.
Most of the characters are archetypes, yet Allen treats them with genuine affection and avoids the bitterness that's marred much of his recent work.
It's minor Woody, but it's still Woody.
Not great, but not grating.
A film that sometimes comes off as an intersection of tangents, but it also gives rise to moments of joyous whimsy.
It's all rather sweet but instantly evanescent.
[It] generates no particular excitement or surprise, but it provides the sort of pleasure [Allen] seems able to generate almost on demand.