Anything Else (2003)
In any relationship, one person always does the heavy lifting
IMDb Rating 6.3 (9,920 votes)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Woody Allen David Dobel
Jason Biggs Jerry Falk
Christina Ricci Amanda
Danny DeVito Harvey
Stockard Channing Paula
Jimmy Fallon Bob
KaDee Strickland Brooke
Fisher Stevens Manager
Anthony Arkin Pip's Comic
Diana Krall Herself
Erica Leerhsen Connie
Plot
Christina Ricci invigorates an even-more-neurotic-than-usual variation on the classic neurotic woman in this Woody Allen movie. Comedy writer Jerry Falk (Jason Biggs, American Pie) is madly in love with Amanda (Ricci, The Opposite of Sex), even though they haven't had sex in six months. Falk meets an older writer named Dobel (Allen) who becomes a sort of accidental mentor, encouraging him to break free of Amanda and his clinging agent (Danny DeVito). The pace is sluggish, almost every scene feels like an outtake from an earlier, better Woody Allen movie (particularly Annie Hall), Biggs never seems comfortable with his dialogue--only Ricci makes her character her own, giving her own perverse comic spin to the proceedings. About three-fourths of the way through the movie, the story starts to feel fresher and more compelling, but by then it's too late. Also featuring Jimmy Fallon and Stockard Channing. --Bret Fetzer
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Romance
Studio
DreamWorks Home Ent.
Movie Release Date 9/19/2003
Country   USA
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
User Text 1 A scene of drug use and some sexual references.
Running Time 109 mins
Color Color
Features
Features Features Not Specified
Crew
Director Woody Allen
Writer Woody Allen
Cinematography Darius Khondji
User Credit 2 Laura Jean Shannon
Producer Letty Aronson; Charles H. Joffe
User Credit 1 Alisa Lepselter
Edition Details
Region
Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
Format DVD
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
Barcode 678149085228
Release Date 5/31/2005
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 295
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Price $9.98
Tags Wedding Anniversary, Directed By Star, Self Discipline, Directed By Co Star, Actress
Notes
Also Known As:
Anything else, la vie et tout le reste (France)
Vie et tout le reste, La (France)
Woody Allen Spring Project 2002 (USA) (working title)
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Filming Locations:
Astoria, Long Island City, Queens, New York City, New York, USA (more)

Trivia:
This is only Woody Allen's second film to use the anamorphic widescreen process (scope 2:35:1) (the first being Manhattan (1979)). (more)

Goofs:
Continuity: When Falk types on his laptop computer, the number of (enlarged) typed lines alternates between at least five or six in close-up and just two or three at a distance. (more)

Quotes:
David Dobel: I promised students of my class I'm gonna take them to the Caravaggio exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum. You know, I try to give them a little culture now and then so they don't beat each other to death with bicycle chains all the time. (more)

Movie Connections:
Referenced in "The Knights of Prosperity: Operation: Ralph (#1.5)" (2007) (more)

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