Manhattan is a 1979 American romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen and produced by Charles H. Joffe. The screenplay was written by Allen and Marshall Brickman. Allen co-stars as a twice-divorced 42-year-old comedy writer who dates a 17-year-old girl (Mariel Hemingway) but falls in love with his best friend (Michael Murphy)’s mistress (Diane Keaton). Meryl Streep and Anne Byrne also star.
Manhattan: Critical Reception
The film received largely positive reviews and currently holds a rating of 95% “Certified Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes based on reviews from 59 critics.
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Manhattan as the evidence that Woody Allen sexually abused his 7 years old adoptive daughter
Many people, usually the nobody mob trial apologists and silly MeToo groupies, are not ashamed to say that a 42 years old character dating a 17 years old teenager is the evidence that Woody Allen is a pedophile who sexually abused his 7 years old adoptive daughter, Dylan Farrow.
Related content. Confusing a prepubescent child and a teenager may suggest pedophilia.
A He Said/She Said situation between a grown man and a 7-yr-old. And he’s handing the benefit of the doubt to the grown man who married his partner’s adopted daughter, a girl he met when she was 8. And he made Manhattan. Pretty damning portrait of the man he chooses to believe. pic.twitter.com/K0zkMj5rRJ
— Lindsay Katai (@lindsaykatai) April 3, 2020
For years I was not principled about W*ody Allen; I liked his movies & Soon-Yi was before my time, maybe it was ok?? Then Dylan Farrow retold her truth & I realised I knew all along who he was,esp when I’d felt confused &disgusted at the plotline w/Mariel Hemingway in “Manhattan”
— Clare (@shneafumor) March 6, 2020
Mariel Hemmingway was a 17 year old actor on MANHATTAN when 44 yr old Woody Allen groped her without prior consent under cover of making a movie. I believe Dylan Farrow 😀
— Brad Barnes (@BradBarnes17) October 21, 2018
…he molested his daughter, Dylan Farrow; made sexual advances on Mariel Hemmingway during filming of Manhattan. Woody Allen’s a narcissistic weirdo, always sexual themes in his movies all about him…creepy.https://t.co/R0WaGbvEmG
— Just sayin’ (@mrmjustsayin) June 4, 2018
How many damn red flags do you need to realize a rapist is probably guilty? Woody Allen dated a teenager in his forties, that’s what the movie Manhattan is kind of about, groomed his adopted daughter and had an affair with her. Oh but you don’t trust Dylan Farrow because?
— B 🌱(they/them) (@theveganparent) April 1, 2018
So Manhattan is a movie about #WoodyAllen wanting to fuck a 17 year old…played by a 16 year old…who he makes out with, lusts over, and this film is held in high regard…and you want to call #DylanFarrow a liar. I think I fell asleep on Woody Allen day in film class…wow.
— Sanguine Lunari (@BloodMoonbeam) January 24, 2018