Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask (1972) USA
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Director:Woody Allen
Studio:MGM (Video & DVD)
Producer:Charles H. Joffe, Elliott Gould, Jack Brodsky, Jack Grossberg, Jack Rollins
Writer:David Reuben, Woody Allen
Rating:6.8 (8,024 votes)
Date Added:2006-06-21
Picture Format:Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:1.85 : 1
Languages:English, Italian
Woody Allen  ...  (Director)
David Reuben, Woody Allen  ...  (Writer)
Louise Lasser  ...  Gina
Gene Wilder  ...  Dr. Doug Ross
Woody Allen  ...  The Fool
John Carradine  ...  Dr. Bernardo
Lou Jacobi  ...  Sam Musgrave
Anthony Quayle  ...  The King
Tony Randall  ...  The Operator
Lynn Redgrave  ...  The Queen
Burt Reynolds  ...  Switchboard
Jack Barry  ...  Himself
Erin Fleming  ...  The Girl
Elaine Giftos  ...  Anne Ross
Toni Holt  ...  Herself
Robert Q. Lewis  ...  Himself
Heather MacRae  ...  Helen Lacey
Comments: If you want to know how this man made a movie out of this book... "Everything you always wanted to know about sex* - *But Were Afraid to Ask" you'll have to see the movie!

Summary: A collection of vignettes, loosely based on the book by Dr. David Rueben, written and directed by Woody Allen, Everything contains some very funny moments. It's easy to forget that the cerebral Allen excelled at the type of broad, Catskill, dirty jokes and visual gags that run amok here. It's also remarkable how dirty this 1972 movie really was--bestiality, exposure, perversion, and S&M get their moments to shine. The Woody Allen here, who appears in many of the sketches, is a portent of the seedy old Allen of Deconstructing Harry. Although the final bit, which takes place inside a man's body during a very hot date, is hilarious, most of Everything feels like the screen adaptation of a '70s bathroom joke book. Still, a must for Allen fans. --Keith Simanton