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Jerry Falk is an aspiring writer in New York, who falls in love at first sight with a free-spirited young woman named Amanda. Jerry has heard the phrase that life is like "anything else," but he soon finds that life with the unpredictable Amanda isn't like anything else at all.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"None of this adds up to much of a movie; it's more like a filmed hodgepodge of not-fully- thought-out ideas and one-liners and small shards of jaundiced polemic."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"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."
‑ Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
"Woody Allen tries to extend the shelf-life of his screen persona by hiring a younger, more marketable actor"
‑ Wendy Ide, Times [UK]
"The script is quite entertaining as it plays with the idea of writing and artistic creation. But the plot itself is mildly annoying and seriously dull."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"[O]ne can't imagine someone encountering this as their first Woody Allen film and understanding why many... think he's one of the great comedy filmmakers of all time."
‑ Daniel M. Kimmel, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
"Curiously, Jason Biggs and Christina Ricci come out better than I imagined after being compelled to play out the movie's sadomasochistic tag line."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"There is nothing to set this work apart from any number of mediocre Allen films."
‑ Jean Oppenheimer, Hollywood Reporter
"(...) Valía la pena seguir esperando la siguiente película de Allen; después de Anything Else no estoy tan seguro de ello."
‑ Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay Total
"Seria ótimo se Allen passasse a dedicar mais tempo ao desenvolvimento de suas idéias. É melhor ver um bom filme a cada dois ou três anos do que sofrer uma decepção todo ano."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Is it the most irritating movie of the year? Heck, yes."
‑ Michelle Alexandria, Eclipse Magazine
"I didn't laugh once."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
""Anything Else" represents low ebb for the comic filmmaker famous for transmuting the work of Ingmar Bergman into New York centric comedies full of neurosis based humor."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"The trouble is, Biggs is not nearly as good at this kind of role as Allen. For that matter, Allen is not very convincing as a gun-toting survivalist, either."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"A return to form for Woody Allen."
‑ Mark Robison, Reno Gazette-Journal
"Part of the appeal is that the creep-out factor has been excised -- namely, Allen's tendency to cast himself as elderly nebbishes who prove to be irresistible to young women."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
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