Anything Else

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Anything Else
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Woody Allen
Produced by Letty Aronson
Written by Woody Allen
Cinematography Darius Khondji
Edited by Alisa Lepselter
Distributed by DreamWorks (USA)
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (UK DVD)
Release dates
  • August 27, 2003 (2003-08-27)
Running time
108 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $18 million
Box office $13,585,075

Anything Else is a 2003 romantic comedy film. The film was written and directed by Woody Allen, produced by his sister Letty Aronson, and stars Jason Biggs, Christina Ricci, Allen, Stockard Channing, Danny DeVito, Jimmy Fallon, Erica Leerhsen and KaDee Strickland.

Anything Else was 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 outlandish excuses about his behavior, Brooke dumps him. Jerry turns to an aging, struggling artist (Allen) who acts as his oracle, which includes trying to help sort out Jerry’s romantic life.


Critical reception

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 has ever rated BOMB), and called it “Allen’s all-time worst”.[citation needed]

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.[3]


  1. "Anything Else". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Archived from the original on 19 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  2. "Anything Else (2003): Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  3. "Quentin Tarantino - Forgotten Jason Biggs Movie is One of the Best Films of All Time". Movieline. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 

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