Broadway Danny Rose (BLU-RAY)
A small but perfectly-formed comedy-drama about Broadway legend Danny Rose (Woody Allen) not a star but perhaps the most hapless agent ever to work in the profession, whose no-hope clients include piano-playing parrots, blind jugglers, one-legged tap dancers and stuttering ventriloquists. Things change dramatically when an unexpected lounge-music craze threatens to make cheesy crooner Lou Canova (Nick Apollo Forte) both famous and successful, a situation that natural loser Danny is helplessly ill-equipped to deal with. He proves similarly hapless when Lou turns out to have a mistress (an unrecognisable Mia Farrow) whose mobster ex-boyfriend is none too impressed with the company that she s currently keeping and decides to advertise this fact at the worst possible moment. Both laugh-out-loud funny and warmly nostalgic, Broadway Danny Rose is Allen s heartfelt tribute to the days of New York vaudeville that he himself experienced first-hand when starting out as a comedian two decades earlier underscored by the fact that the Greek chorus of Broadway veterans chuckling over Danny s various mishaps and misfortunes are the real thing.
Running Time: 81 minutes
Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
Release Date: 9 Jan. 2017
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