Well, I don't know how old you are...or whether you're a native Manhattanite. I was in HS and College during the Woody Allen years, in largely Jewish Westchester Co...and then went to University at Binghamton, which was literally Jewish Long Island in exile. Woody Allen was A BIG DEAL. I hated the early Allen movies then, and I hate 'em still, as art...but leaving their artistic pros/cons aside: I used to think: hey, I'm FROM NY...and know a good deal about the whole NY Jewish thing of the period. What would someone in say, Iowa (sorry, Fletch ) make of this? They couldn't possibly even understand enough of it to form a worthwhile opinion...but the movies were supposedly so popular....is it the herd instinct? Am I the one who's missing something? But all that changed with Annie Hall...which I thought at the time was great, and--although it's a bit dated, which is the price you pay for being very topical--I still do. The final scenes actually made me think "awwwww..." about NYC...which I ran screaming from as fast as I could: it was a nightmare in the 70s: don't let anyone tell you otherwise! "Skeet"