Episode 19 – Mighty Aphrodite (1995)

The Woody Allen Pages Podcast
The Woody Allen Pages Podcast
Episode 19 - Mighty Aphrodite (1995)

Mighty Aphrodite is the 25th film written and directed by Woody Allen, first released in 1995.

Woody Allen stars as Lenny Weinrib. Together with his wife Amanda, played by Helena Bonham Carter, the two adopt a child who turns out to be especially gifted. When Lenny gets obsessed by his son’s genetic heritage, he tracks down the mother only to discover she’s a lowly prostitute named Linda Ash, played by Mira Sorvino.

Woody Allen in the mid 90s was overcoming the turmoil of his private life to create some of his most fun films. Mighty Aphrodite came in the middle of this successful run, with memorable performances and lots of laughs.

This week, episode 19, we talk about 1995’s Mighty Aphrodite. How it was conceived, how it was made and how it’s really quite good. Spoilers are everywhere so watch the film and then come back.

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  1. No doubt about it, I’d put Mighty Aphrodite in Woody’s Top Ten. My favorite scene is when Lenny and Amanda drive out to the Hamptons to spend the weekend with Jerry Bender. Woody plays Brubeck’s Take Five underneath the piece with the footage of Lenny informing Amanda during the drive of the true intentions of Jerry Bender, then bam!! the hard cut to Jerry Bender sitting like a king on his throne with a devilish smirk on his face ogling Amanda, the camera goes right to show Amanda looking interested while lighting a very phallic cigarette, then the camera goes right again to show Lenny sitting expressionless but clearly miserable watching Jerry Bender work his magic on Amanda. Great stuff!!! LOL

    GO WOODY!!!

  2. I know this is off topic, but I’d be interested in a podcast episode of you covering some of Woody’s appearances in films he neither wrote or directed.

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