Mighty Aphrodite
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A dissatisfied Manhattan sportswriter finds more than he expected when he searches for the biological mother of his adopted child in Woody Allen's comedy. Writer-director Allen also plays Lenny, a slightly more relaxed incarnation of his usual neurotic screen persona. Lenny is trapped in a bad marriage to high-strung art dealer Amanda (Helena Bonham Carter), but he finds solace in his relationship with his adopted young son. Indeed, he grows so fond of the boy that he decides to track down the boy's real mother, expecting to discover a brilliant professional. Instead, he finds Linda… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A minor comedy in Allen's work, though Mia Sorvino, who won an Oscar, shines as the prostitute, despite the director's condescending"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"One of Woody Allen's best."
‑ Gerry Shamray, Your Movies (cleveland.com)
"'Mighty Aphrodite' only occasionally sparkles with witty dialogue reminiscent of Allen's earlier films, and that's not enough to resurrect the old Woody Allen magic."
‑ Betty Jo Tucker, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"Same ol' Woody, though not as effective as some of his past work."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"One of the best Woody Allen films from this decade. A very funny movie that made Mira Sorvino a star."
‑ Larry Carroll, Countingdown.com
"Surprisingly sweet Allen entry brought to life by Mira Sorvino."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"Good, but not great Woody Allen."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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