by James Maxwell, at Dec. 7, 2011, 8:22 p.m.
Film Title and Year of Release: Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
Film Trailer Reference: Reelz.com. "Mighty Aphrodite" Trailer. 1995. Retrieved Nov 2011. Web.
Film Synopsis: Lenny and Amanda have an adopted son Max who turns out to be brilliant. Lenny becomes obsessed with finding Max's real parents because he believes that they too must be brilliant. When he finds that Linda Ash is Max' real mother, Lenny is disappointed. Linda is a prostitute and porn star. On top of that, she is quite possibly the dumbest person Lenny has ever met. Interwoven is a Greek chorus linking the story with the story of Oedipus.
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Quotation on film: “In Bullets Over Broadway and the film that followed it, Mighty Aphrodite, he goes out of his way to acknowledge that the stupid can not merely lead fulfilling lives but can create wonderful things, either artistically (Cheech’s play in Bullets) or physically (Mira Sorvino’s son in Aphrodite).”
Quotation Reference: Baxter, John. Woody Allen: A Biography. Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc. New York. 1998. Nov 2011. Print.
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