Crimes and Misdemeanors
Respected ophthalmologist Judah (Martin Landau) faces an ugly dilemma when his mistress (Anjelica Huston) threatens to expose their affair. Meanwhile, married filmmaker Cliff (Woody Allen) falls for a TV producer while shooting a documentary about an arrogant comedian (Alan Alda). Allen's masterful meditation on truth and responsibility, by turns both funny and harrowing, ranks among the finest of the iconic director's work.
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- Woody Allen
- 1991 BAFTA®
- 1990 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
PG-13Parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Crimes and Misdemeanors is a 1989 Woody Allen comedy that addresses adultery, murder for hire, betrayal, morality, and the question of whether the universe is guided by a God and differences between good and evil. At the same time, it sends up self-importance in the entertainment industry and glorifies the Golden Age of black-and-white Hollywood film. Adults smoke cigarettes and drink, and there are references to consensual sexual bondage. Expect to hear the word "bulls--t." A woman is murdered by a hired killer; the act is not seen, but her body is later shown (clothed and with some blood). There's a reference to a man defecating on a woman.
- Sexual Content
- A man complains his marriage has been platonic for a year: "The last time I was inside a woman was when I visited the Statue of Liberty." A married man carries on an affair with a younger woman. A reference to sexual bondage.
- A woman is murdered by a hired killer. The act is not seen, but her body is later shown (clothed and with some blood). A reference to a man defecating on a woman.
- Social Behavior
- The universe is amoral, and many among us who have done terrible things walk around without guilt, rationalizing bad deeds. People need to find joy in the simple things -- family, work, and hope that future generations might understand more about the human condition. People define themselves by the choices they've made in life. Comedy is tragedy plus time.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Adults smoke cigarettes and drink socially.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it