Bullets Over Broadway is the 24th film Woody Allen directed.
This time around, he co-wrote his movie with Douglas McGrath.
Released in 1994, this “crime-comedy” – according to its entry on IMDB – is about:
In 1920s New York, a struggling playwright is forced to cast a mobster’s talentless girlfriend in his latest drama in order to get it produced.
It’s a heck of a cast:
John Cusack … David Shayne
Dianne Wiest … Helen Sinclair
Jennifer Tilly … Olive Neal
Chazz Palminteri … Cheech
Mary-Louise Parker … Ellen
Jack Warden … Julian Marx
Joe Viterelli … Nick Valenti
Rob Reiner … Sheldon Flender
And there are some great performances.
However, this movie is loud, talky, and frenetic, even by Woody Allen standards. Shouting appears to be the preferred method of delivering lines. And, when that fails, bullets from a Tommy gun help punctuate a scene.
The end result is loudness. Times 10.
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