Release dateAugust 27, 2003 (2003-08-27) CastWoody Allen (David Dobel), Jason Biggs (Jerry Falk), Stockard Channing (Paula Chase), Danny DeVito (Harvey Wexler), Jimmy Fallon (Bob), Christina Ricci (Amanda Chase) Similar moviesDave Chappelle: HBO Comedy Half-Hour, Bill Hicks: Bill Loses it in Chicago, Bill Hicks Live: Satirist, Social Critic, Stand-up Comedian, Bill Hicks: Relentless, George Carlin: Playin' with Your Head, Ron White: They Call Me Tater Salad
TaglineIn any relationship one person always does the heavy lifting.
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Anything Else is a 2003 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen, produced by his sister Letty Aronson, and starring Jason Biggs, Christina Ricci, Allen, Stockard Channing, Danny DeVito, Jimmy Fallon, Erica Leerhsen and KaDee Strickland. The film was shown as 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.
Jason Biggs as Jerry Falk; a neurotic, aspiring writer who struggles to keep a relationship with his girlfriend, Amanda.
Christina Ricci as Amanda Chase - Jerry's uncompromising, sometimes self-centered, unsure, difficult, and insecure girlfriend.
Woody Allen as David Dobel - Becomes Jerry's mentor after his relationship becomes stale.
Stockard Channing as Paula Chase, Amanda's quixotic mother
Danny DeVito as Harvey Wexler - He works with Jerry. He is hot-tempered and doesn't seem to be that great at his job.
Jimmy Fallon as Bob
Erica Leerhsen as Connie
KaDee Strickland as Brooke
Adrian Grenier as Ray Polito
David Conrad as Dr. Phil Reed
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. Metacritic gave the film an average score of 43 out of 100, based on reviews from 37 critics.
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".
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.
In 2016 film critics Robbie Collin and Tim Robey ranked Anything Else as one of the worst movies by Woody Allen.