===Story=== Mira Sorvino won an Oscar for her performance as a bubbleheaded hooker and porn star who happens to be the mother of a bright young boy adopted by a Manhattan couple (Woody Allen and Helena Bonham Carter). The story finds Allen's sportswriter character becoming curious about the identity of his son's biological mom, and he strikes up a relationship with her without revealing why. This 27th feature written and directed by Allen is a nice combination of smart comedy and some of the wackier energy of his earliest movies. (Between scenes, there's a running gag involving a Greek chorus--actually filmed among some real Greek ruins--who do song-and-dance interpretations of the script's events.) This isn't Allen at his best, but it is a fine minor work graced by Sorvino's spin on the cinema's archetypal dumb blonde. ''--Tom Keogh''
|Helena Bonham Carter||Amanda|
|F. Murray Abraham||Leader|
|David Ogden Stiers||Laius|
|Peter McRobbie||Linda's Ex-Landlord|
|Paul Giamatti||Extras Guild Researcher|
|Peter Weller||Jerry Bender|
|Mira Sorvino||Linda Ash|