Mighty Aphrodite
First screened in Fall 1995 / Most recently screened in July 2015
Director: Woody Allen. Cast: Woody Allen, Mira Sorvino, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Rapaport, Peter Weller, F. Murray Abraham, Kenneth Edelson, Danielle Ferland, Dan Moran, Rosemary Murphy, David Ogden Stiers, Olympia Dukakis, Jack Warden, Jimmy McQuaid, J. Smith-Cameron, Steven Randazzo, Peter McRobbie, Kathleen Doyle, Donald Symington, Claire Bloom, Paul Giamatti, Paul Herman, Bray Poor. Screenplay: Woody Allen.

Twitter Capsule: Broad bloodline-irony-fate threads bind faux-Sophoclean slapstick to threadbare hooker-redemption farce. Awkward.

VOR:   For better or worse, a template for many Allen films to follow, with iffy concept and hasty construction. Icky but interesting on adoption, paternity.

Photo © 1995 Miramax Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Supporting Actress: Mira Sorvino
Best Original Screenplay: Woody Allen

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Supporting Actress: Mira Sorvino

Other Awards:
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Supporting Actress (Sorvino)
National Board of Review: Best Supporting Actress (Sorvino)

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