Mighty Aphrodite (1995)

R   |    |  Comedy, Fantasy, Romance


Mighty Aphrodite (1995) Poster

When he discovers his adopted son is a genius, a New York sportswriter seeks out the boy's birth mother: a ditzy porn star and prostitute.


7/10
37,612


Videos


Photos

  • Mira Sorvino in Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
  • Tony Sirico in Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
  • Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
  • Woody Allen in Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
  • Olympia Dukakis in Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
  • Woody Allen in Mighty Aphrodite (1995)

See all photos

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


9 July 2002 | trpdean
Charming, imaginative look at fate, heredity and love
This is a charming movie - particularly the parts played by the boxer-onion farmer, and prostitute/porn star, and their two scenes together. Allen's character's efforts sense of what happier direction the prostitute's life could take and his efforts to reform her, are also exactly what most of us would do if we discovered that she was the biological mother of our adopted child.

Allen has such imagination - and such an understanding of how people of varying education and background, talk and move, and what they care about.

I did feel the subplot involving Helena Bonham-Carter, her career and Peter Weller, was less imaginative, less interesting. I've always had trouble warming to Bonham-Carter - perhaps it's just how unlikeable virtually all her roles have been - and this role didn't help.

Mira Sorvino's character sounds amusingly like Victoria Jackson from Saturday Night Live - her figure is so eye-popping, and her sweetness so endearing that she definitely is the memorable character for anyone who sees the movie. "Oh, that's the one with Mira Sorvino" is undoubtedly how people would remember this movie. However, the Greek chorus was a wonderful idea - and Jack Warner in a small role as a blind seer, and F. Murray Abraham as the principal chorus member/conscience of the movie is also wonderful.

Metacritic Reviews


Critic Reviews



Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$326,494 29 October 1995

Gross USA:

$6,468,498

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,468,498

Contribute to this page

The Best Horror Movies on Netflix

Build up your Halloween Watchlist with our list of the most popular horror titles on Netflix in October.

See the list

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com