Mighty Aphrodite Poster

Release Date: November 3rd, 1995

DVD Release Date: May 18th, 1999

R|1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary
When Lenny (Woody Allen) and his wife, Amanda (Helena Bonham Carter), adopt a baby, Lenny realizes that his son is a genius and becomes obsessed with finding the boy's biological mother in hopes that she will be brilliant too. But when he learns that Max's mother is Linda Ash (Mira Sorvino), a kindhearted prostitute and porn star, Lenny is determined to reform her immoral lifestyle. A Greek chorus chimes in to relate the plot to Greek mythology in this quirky comedy.

Cast: Woody Allen, Helena Bonham Carter, Mira Sorvino, Michael Rapaport, F. Murray Abraham, Claire Bloom, Olympia Dukakis, David Ogden Stiers

Director: Woody Allen

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Miramax Films, Magnolia Pictures, Sweetland Films

Distributors: Miramax Home Entertainment [us], Buena Vista Pictures, Miramax Films

Keywords: 1990s, New York City, Witty, Wife, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The movie reveals its serious undertones (with commentary by the Greek chorus, which occasionally breaks into song and dance) while at the same time developing a plot that lends itself to slapstick. show more

  • Woody Allen's incredible wit is at the heart of all that's wonderful in Mighty Aphrodite, and Woody Allen's incredible ego is at the core of its major flaw. show more

  • It was only natural that Allen would eventually have to make a Greek drama. show more

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Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995)