Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Bananas 1971

     Fielding Mellish lives in New York City and he works as a consumer products tester.  He meets Nancy and she is a political activist.  Fielding tries to fit in with Nancy’s life but she decides she wants someone with more leadership potential.  Fielding travels to San Marcos and joins the rebels.  He rises to become President of the country.  In order to obtain financial support for San Marcos from the United States, Fielding travels back to New York.  He meets Nancy again and she likes him more now that he’s a political leader.
     There are so many funny and crazy scenes in this film!!  You are thinking in your mind that the actor doing the news is Howard Cosell and it really is him?  The scenes in San Marcos are ridiculous with the government and the rebels.  The scenes with Fielding back in New York are ridiculous too.  3 ½* (I liked this movie)

82 min, Comedy directed by Woody Allen, written by Mickey Rose and Woody Allen with Louise Lasser Carolos Montalban, Woody Allen, Nati Abascal, Jacobo Morales, Miguel Angel Suarez, David Ortiz, Rene Enriquez.

Note:  Imdb 7.1 out of 10, 88% critic 74% critic on Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon 4.3* out of 5* with 92 reviews.
Special Note:  Filmed in New York City, Manhattan, New York and Puerto Rico.  Sylvester Stallone has a small-uncredited role as a subway thug.  This was one of his earliest roles and not a cameo.  There is a scene where musicians are playing during dinner but the instruments had not arrived.  Rather than wait, the scene was filmed without them.  This is Woody Allen’s second film as a director.  I was surprised I had not seen this film since I've seen a LOT of Allen's films?

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