Anything Else
Anything Else (2003)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 19, 2003
DVD Release Date: December 23, 2003
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Too many elements from better Woody Allen films are being recycled here.

Rex Reed
New York Observer

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.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

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.

Cole Smithey

"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.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Curiously, Jason Biggs and Christina Ricci come out better than I imagined after being compelled to play out the movie's sadomasochistic tag line.

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Jean Oppenheimer
Hollywood Reporter

There is nothing to set this work apart from any number of mediocre Allen films.

Wendy Ide
Times (UK)

Woody Allen tries to extend the shelf-life of his screen persona by hiring a younger, more marketable actor

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

I didn't laugh once.

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Stephanie Zacharek

Anything Else isn't just the latest Woody Allen movie; it's also the smallest.

Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

(...) Valía la pena seguir esperando la siguiente película de Allen; después de Anything Else no estoy tan seguro de ello.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Jason Spencer
This wasn't very good. The story was bleah and the actors didn't seem to put out performances at all. I didn't care what happened to any of… More
James Alvarez
For the first time in my life I had to just stop watching a movie due to boredom and shotty diologue.
Alice Shen
I dislike movies about seasoned pros imparting advice to wide-eyed proteges. In terms of Woody's oeuvre, there was too much didacticism and not enough… More
Yinalí Ríos
I seriously thought this was going to be about some romantic comedy we naturally see. I was SO wrong, in so many levels. This movie is about little psychos who… More
Jennifer Xu
it was kind of eerie to see american pie jason biggs emulate woody allen so accurately. christina ricci was uneven but she's completely gorgeous and i can… More
Mike T.
One of the best films of 2003. The way Woody Allen's current work is so frequently shunned by audiences and film critics is shameful. He is a relevant,… More