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Old January 11 2012, 06:39 AM   #67
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Re: Movies Seen in 2012

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).

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