In this classic Woody Allen flick, Diane Keaton stars as the misguided yet endearing Annie and Woody Allen plays Alvy Singer, a character based loosely on himself; a morbid and pedantic playwright. Their relationship is fundamentally flawed, yet they are indispensable to one another.
Silvia (Penelope Cruz), a local girl who makes tortillas, is in love with the rich José Luis, until she meets underwear model Raúl (Javier Bardem), who has been hired by José’s family to seduce her. This eccentric comedy boasts nude bull-fighting and a healthy dash of innuendo. In one of the industry’s more unique fight scenes, Silvia’s lovers fight to the death with legs of parma ham for weapons!
Maggie Smith is perfectly cast as a feisty old tramp in this film adaptation of a play by Alan Bennett, telling the true story of his unlikely friendship with Mary Shepherd, who resided for years in a beat up van on his driveway in London. A very amusing script!