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R| 1 hr. 36 min.

Plot Summary
Novelist Harry Block (Woody Allen) has become a success by turning his family and friends' lives into fodder for his books. Due to his novels' popularity, the university that once kicked Harry out has asked him to return for a ceremony that will honor him. As Harry sets out for the trip, he is confronted by his fictional characters, as well as real people who no longer want anything to do with him, and he learns how deeply his overly candid stories have affected those around him.

Cast: Caroline Aaron , Woody Allen , Kirstie Alley , Bob Balaban , Richard Benjamin , Eric Bogosian , Billy Crystal , Judy Davis

Director: Woody Allen

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Fine Line Features, New Line Cinema

Deconstructing Harry (1997)

Release Date: December 12th, 1997|1 hr. 36 min.

critic reviews (10)
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  • 100
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Woody Allen's strongest and most mordantly funny movie in years, even if it is also his bleakest. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is in many ways his most revealing film, his most painful, and if it also contains more than his usual quotient of big laughs, what was it the man said? "We laugh, that we may not cry." show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    It's a movie of moments, some of which are side-splittingly funny. Arguably, this is the most uproarious comedy that Allen has ever done. show more

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