Film Reviews, Short Review

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask) (1972)

3/4

A funny enough comedy from the early days of Woody Allen, when he was content to just pump out joke after joke and not get involved in any philosophical musings and well before he jumped into senility by virtue of overwork. The various sketches of Everything You Always Wanted to Know… vary in quality from dull to brilliant, but the connecting thread is that they’re all send-ups of various film genres rather than the good ol’ sexual intercourse. Particular highlights are a parody of monster movies led by a cackling John Carradine, and Gene Wilder as a doctor falling in love with one of his more unusual patients. Funny, and that’s praise enough.

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