Woody Allen's first film following the tabloid scandals that emerged during the breakup of his relationship with Mia Farrow, MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY is a light confection, whipped up from bits of old movies and toothless domestic banter.
Larry and Carol Lipton (Allen, Diane Keaton) are middle-aged New Yorkers whose lives are too good to be true and too dull to be fiction. He's a book editor and she's thinking about opening a restaurant. Larry is deflecting the advances of exotic writer Marcia Fox (Anjelica Huston), while Carol
flirts half-heartedly with longtime friend Ted (Alan Alda). The death of an elderly neighbor, Lillian House (Lynn Cohen), provides the ...