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A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy
At the turn of the century, a trio of well-educated, upper-class couples retreat to the country for a summer weekend. This comedy delineates the effect of the mid-summer's madness that strikes them during their vacation, as unexpected romantic attractions are brought to the surface as partners are secretly juggled.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's funny and sweet in spots, though the light moments get lost in the haze of imitation and ambitiousness."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"There doesn't seem to be a driving idea behind it, a confident tone to give us the sure notion that Allen knows what he wants to do here."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Allen has no affinity for Renoir's robust generosity, yet this study does wonders for his filmmaking"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy circles around the nuances of love-a web that both tantalizes and confounds Americans."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"This Midsummer‚(TM)s Night is fun, witty, and wild, although ultimately forgettable."
‑ David Perini, Apollo Guide
"A pleasant disappointment, pleasant because he gets all the laughs he goes for in a visually charming, sweetly paced picture, a disappointment because he doesn't go for more."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Picturesque but uncertain."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"It's not classic Woody, but it has a warmly human attractiveness about it."
‑ , Film4
"Top-flight Allen. Probably his most gorgeous color film."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"A poor second fiddle to stuff like Porky's."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Warm, romantic and old-fashioned."
‑ , Time Out
"Inspired by Bergman's Smiles of a Summer Night, andwith a touch of Renoir's Rules of the Game, this period comedy is a minor work, a trifle in Allen's career, worth seeing for some of the supporting acting."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"It's one of Allen's lightest trifles, but it too contains enough funny jokes and fantasy moments to make it a small treasure."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Not among Woody's most memorable, but it's still pleasant enough to warrant a visit."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
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