Anything Else

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Anything Else
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Woody Allen
Produced by Letty Aronson
Written by Woody Allen
Narrated by Jason Biggs
Cinematography Darius Khondji
Edited by Alisa Lepselter
Distributed by DreamWorks Pictures
Release date
  • August 27, 2003 (2003-08-27) (Venice Film Festival)
  • September 19, 2003 (2003-09-19) (theatrical (USA))
Running time
108 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $18 million
Box office $13,585,075

Anything Else is a 2003 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen, produced by his sister Letty Aronson, and starring Jason Biggs, Christina Ricci, Allen, Stockard Channing, Danny DeVito, Jimmy Fallon, Erica Leerhsen and KaDee Strickland. The film was shown as the opening night selection at the 60th annual Venice International Film Festival.


Jerry Falk (Biggs), an aspiring writer living in New York City, has a girlfriend, Brooke (Strickland). He falls in love with Amanda (Ricci) and begins an affair. After listening to exaggerated excuses for his behavior, Brooke dumps him. Jerry turns to an aging, struggling artist (Allen) who acts as his mentor, which includes trying to help sort out Jerry’s romantic life.



The film received mixed reviews from critics. Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a score of 40%, based on reviews from 129 critics.[1] Metacritic gave the film an average score of 43 out of 100, based on reviews from 37 critics.[2]

Leonard Maltin, in his movie and video guide, gave the film a "BOMB" rating (the only Allen-directed film he ever rated BOMB), and called it "Allen's all-time worst".[3]

In August 2009, it was cited by Quentin Tarantino as one of his favorite 20 films since 1992, when his career as a filmmaker began.[4]

In 2016 film critics Robbie Collin and Tim Robey ranked Anything Else as one of the worst movies by Woody Allen.[5]


  1. ^ "Anything Else". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Archived from the original on February 19, 2008. Retrieved February 13, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Anything Else (2003): Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved February 13, 2008. 
  3. ^ Maltin, Leonard (2009). Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide. Signet Books. ISBN 1-101-10660-3. 
  4. ^ "Quentin Tarantino - Forgotten Jason Biggs Movie is One of the Best Films of All Time". Movieline. Retrieved January 7, 2013. 
  5. ^ "All 47 Woody Allen movies - ranked from worst to best". The Telegraph. October 12, 2016. Retrieved February 12, 2017. 

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