Manhattan

Synopsis: Forty-two year old Isaac Davis has a romanticized view of his hometown, New York City, most specifically Manhattan, as channeled through the lead character in the first book he is writing, despite his own Manhattan-based life being more of a tragicomedy. He has just quit his job as a hack writer for a bad television comedy, he, beyond the ten second rush of endorphins during the actual act of quitting, now regretting the decision, especially as he isn't sure he can live off his book writing career. He is paying two alimonies, his second ex-wife, Jill Davis, a lesbian, who is writing her own tell-all book of their acrimonious split. The one somewhat positive aspect of his life is that he is dating a young woman named Tracy, although she is only seventeen and still in high school. Largely because of their differences a big part of which is due to their ages, he does not see a long term future with her. His life has the potential to be even more tragicomical when he meets journalist Mary
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Woody Allen
Production: United Artists
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 21 nominations.
 
IMDB:
8.0
Metacritic:
83
Rotten Tomatoes:
95%
R
Year:
1979
96 min
840 Views

I, uh, I just didn't know

quite how to... get into it.

Um, I, uh...

About seven or eight weeks ago

I went to this dinner party...

...and I met a woman there.

And...

And I've got

kind of involved with her.

You're kidding?

It started out very casually.

I mean, we had lunch a couple of times.

And now it's, you know,

it's getting out of hand

and I don't know what to do about it.

I mean, I'm... It's scary.

Well, who is she? What are the details?

- Well, she's a journalist.

- Uh-huh.

She's very...

- ls she married, too?

- No, no.

- She's very beautiful.

- Mm-mm.

She's very kind of

nervous, high-strung, illusive.

Great. It sounds wonderful.

Oh, she is wonderful.

I mean, she's on my mind all the time.

What are you telling me?

That your marriage is...

I mean, how serious is it?

I don't know, but it's pretty serious.

But you haven't

said anything to Emily?

No! God, no.

It's amazing. I'm stunned

because, of all the people I know...

...I always thought for sure that you

and Emily had one of the best marriages.

We do! I mean, I love her.

- But you're seeing...

- I know it.

But in all the years

that we've been married...

...I've had, what... one or two

very minor things with other women.

I mean, very... I hate the whole idea.

I hate myself

when I'm doing this sort of thing.

But this is just, you know...

This is not like that.

It's terrible. Listen,

you shouldn't ask me for advice.

When it comes to relationships, I'm the

winner of the August Strindberg Award.

Well, I don't think 17 is too young.

Beside that, she's a bright girl.

You'll get no argument from me.

I think she's terrific.

He could do a lot worse.

He has done a lot worse.

I just think he's wasting his life.

He writes that crap for television.

Yale, have you ever thought

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