6. The Purple Rose of Cairo (A)
One of Woody Allen's best films, and an excellent work of fantasy, this is the second time I've seen this film and I still found that it quite enjoyable. In the film, a fictional character emerges from the screen to enter into a romance with a woman in the audience, and the humor derives from rather logically extrapolating from this premise. The character (played by a young Jeff Daniels), for example, expects things to fade to black after a little kissing and knows all about his parents but has never met them (they died before the movie he comes from started). It's quite a movie, obviously showing the influence of Buster Keaton's Sherlock Jr.
, and well worth it -- even if you aren't a fan of Allen (who doesn't act here).
Home Video: 5 (+1)