A Midsummer Night

A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (Woody Allen) - 1982

Woody is an inventor who is married to Mary (Steennburgen) who once had a fling with Doctor Tony (Roberts) who lusts for Mia (Farrow) who is supposed to marry Professor Jose (Ferrer 1912-1992) who makes a pass at Julie (Airplane) Hagerty who is Tony's nurse.  And there's more.  Woody invented a machine that releases spirits into the New York countryside circa 1900.  The movie is pleasing to the eye and ear except when Jose Ferrer is singing.

This was the first of 13 Woody-Allen movies for Mia Farrow (Zelig, Broadway Danny Rose, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Hannah and Her Sisters, Radio Days, September, Another Woman, New York Stories, Crimes and Misdemeaners, Alice, Shadows and Fog and Husbands and Wives).  This was also the fourth of six Woody-Allen movies for Tony Roberts (including Play It Again, Sam directed by Herbert Ross). [JAM 11/28/2009]

["I thought it would be fun to get some people in a country house and just celebrate summer, and make it very beautiful, with butterfly nets and badminton courts and picnicking and butterflies." Conversations with Woody Allen - March 1988]