Deft comedy set in a neurotic town. People may argue about the relative merits of ANNIE HALL (which took Oscars for Best Picture, Direction, Actress, and Screenplay) vis-a-vis MANHATTAN, which won nothing but is a better and more fully realized film. By this time Allen had forsworn the
glib one-liner and spent more time developing well-rounded characters. Allen is Isaac, a well-known TV scribe fed up with the medium who wants to use his talent to amuse in another fashion. He knows how to make people laugh, but can he move them? Isaac sometimes lives with teenaged drama student
Tracy (Hemingway), but feelings of guilt over their age difference lead him to try to end...