A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy

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Still of Mary Steenburgen and Julie Hagerty in A Midsummer Night's Sex ComedyStill of José Ferrer and Julie Hagerty in A Midsummer Night's Sex ComedyStill of Mia Farrow in A Midsummer Night's Sex ComedyStill of Woody Allen and José Ferrer in A Midsummer Night's Sex ComedyStill of José Ferrer in A Midsummer Night's Sex ComedyStill of Tony Roberts in A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy

A wacky inventor and his wife invite two other couples for a weekend party at a romantic summer house in the 1900s countryside.

Release Year: 1982

Rating: 6.6/10 (8,322 voted)

Director: Woody Allen

Stars: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, José Ferrer

Centred around a weekend party at the home of inventor Andrew Hobbs and his wife Adrian, attended by randy doctor Maxwell Jordan, his nurse Dulcy, renowned philosopher Dr.Leopold Sturgis and his fiancée, this is a light comedy concerning their various emotional, intellectual and sexual entanglements, loosely based on Ingmar Bergman's 'Smiles of a Summer Night' .

Woody Allen - Andrew
Mia Farrow - Ariel
José Ferrer - Leopold (as Jose Ferrer)
Julie Hagerty - Dulcy
Tony Roberts - Maxwell
Mary Steenburgen - Adrian
Adam Redfield - Student Foxx
Moishe Rosenfeld - Mr. Hayes
Timothy Jenkins - Mr. Thomson
Michael Higgins - Reynolds
Sol Frieder - Carstairs
Boris Zoubok - Purvis
Thomas Barbour - Blint
Kate McGregor-Stewart - Mrs. Baker

Taglines: Six characters in search of love [Video]

Release Date: 16 July 1982

Filming Locations: Columbia University - Broadway & 116th Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Opening Weekend: $2,514,478 (USA) (18 July 1982) (501 Screens)

Gross: $9,077,269 (USA)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Based on Smiles of a Summer Night, which also inspired Stephen Sondheim's musical "A Little Night Music".

Crew or equipment visible: About thirteen minutes into the movie, a crew member is visible crouched by a tree, as a deer runs through the woods.

Ariel: He taught me a lot...
Andrew: Like what?
Ariel: Like how to listen to Mozart.
Andrew: With your ears, right?

User Review

an overlooked masterpiece

Rating: 10/10

I am amazed at how neglected this film is. It is a real gem. I'm a big Woody Allen film and I consider it one of his best. The story is intelligent, well-written, funny, and charming. The themes of love, fate, and immortality are explored in a thoroughly entertaining way. A great performance by all the actors, but special mention should be made of Jose Ferrer and Julie Haggerty. See this movie. You will not be disappointed.


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