So this is definitely a film worth seeing so long as you don't mind Larry David's character Boris's ascerbic, angst-ridden, narcissistic, hypochondriacal, anti-social, suicidal carrying on. Of course, it wouldn't be a Woody Allen film without some of that. And it's definitely interesting to see what happens when Allen introduces Boris's new love interest , Melody, played by Wood, who is a sweet, smart, inquisitive, enthusiastic and independent young southern woman. Only Allen could make that scenario seem plausible, which he does and masterfully, master that he is.
Some favorite quotes:
John (Ed Begley, Jr.): My shrink says that the guns were all a manifestation of my sexual inadequacy.
Boris: Yeah, if it wasn't for sexual inadequacy the National Rifle Association would go broke!
Boris: ... I can't say enough times, whatever love you can get and give, whatever happiness you can filch or provide, every temporary measure of grace, whatever works.
(That last one's not such a bad point of view when it comes to arranging one's love life as one will instead of doing what others expect of us.)