A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy
A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: November 6, 2001
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It may not Woody Allen's best work, but the frothy, fun A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy is still worth a look.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

It's funny and sweet in spots, though the light moments get lost in the haze of imitation and ambitiousness.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Fernando F. Croce

Allen has no affinity for Renoir's robust generosity, yet this study does wonders for his filmmaking

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Variety Staff

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.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Picturesque but uncertain.

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It's not classic Woody, but it has a warmly human attractiveness about it.

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Time Out

Warm, romantic and old-fashioned.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's one of Allen's lightest trifles, but it too contains enough funny jokes and fantasy moments to make it a small treasure.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Perry
Not Woody Allen's best - rather witty, but a little on the dull side.
Ken Stachnik
More or less Woody Allen playing himself in a Bergman film. Good for a few laughs, far from him best, far from his worst.
Anthony Lawrie
It's an interesting idea, Shakespearean adaptations and period dramas were rife in the early 80's, so to do one with Woody Allen's witticisms was… More
Julie B
I always forget how funny Woody can be.
Melvin White
Andrew: He's a wonderful guy and a terrific doctor. Never lost a patient. Got a couple of them pregnant, but never lost one.† "Six characters in… More
jay nixon
Adequate reworking of A Midsummer's Night's Dream but hardly Woody's best. For so short a film it feels curiously inert.