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'Paris-Manhattan' review: Woody Allen wit and wisdom cues French romantic comedy

"Paris-Manhattan" is an amusing little nothing of a movie built around the wit and wisdom of Woody Allen. First-time writer-director Sophie Lellouche has taken bon mots from Allen's movies and used them to create nothing less than a philosophy of life for her heroine,"Why is life worth living? ... I would say ... Groucho Marx, to name one thing ... the 2nd movement of the Jupiter Symphony ... Swedish movies, naturally."

Alice (Alice Togliani), whose name was the title of a 1990 Woody film and who is a dead ringer for Julie Hagerty of "A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy," has been obsessed with the "handsome" director, "the one who makes me laugh," since college. She's never married, works as a pharmacist with her worrywart father in Paris, and hands out DVDs of Woody's films in lieu of medicine, on occasion.

"Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask" is a particular favorite.

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