A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy  

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A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy is a 1982 film written and directed by Woody Allen.

The plot is loosely based on Ingmar Bergman's Smiles of a Summer Night. This movie is notable for being the first of thirteen movies that Allen would make starring Mia Farrow. Farrow's role was originally written for another famous Allen lead actress, Diane Keaton, but she couldn't take the part because she was busy promoting her film Reds and preparing to begin production on the film Shoot the Moon. It also marks the first appearance of Woody Allen as an ensemble performer in his own film, as previously he had either been the lead character or did not appear in his films.


It is the early 1900s. Distinguished philosopher Leopold (Jose Ferrer) and his younger fiance Ariel (Mia Farrow) are going to spend a weekend in the country with Leopold's cousin Adrian (Mary Steenburgen) and her crackpot inventor husband Andrew (Woody Allen). Also on the guest list is womanising doctor Maxwell (Tony Roberts) and his latest girlfriend, free-thinking nurse, Dulcy (Julie Hagerty). Over the course of the weekend, old romances reignite, new romances develop, and everyone ends up sneaking off behind everyone else's backs.


Box office

The film opened on July 16, 1982 at 501 North American theaters, and made $2,514,478 ($5,018 per screen) in its opening weekend. It grossed $9,077,269 in its entire run.

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