Mighty Aphrodite

Comedy, Romance, Woody Allen | 1995 | US | 95 mins | English

Directed by

Woody Allen


Michael Rapaport, Helena Bonham Carter, Mira Sorvino (Academy Award-winner)


Robert Greenhut


When Lenny (Allen), a New York sportswriter, and his wife Amanda (Bonham Carter) find out their adopted son Max is a genius, Lenny becomes obsessed with finding Max's real parents because he believes that they too must be brilliant.

What a surprise then when he finds that Max's real mother is a prostitute and porn star Linda Ash. Striking up a relationship with Linda, Lenny tries to persuade her to give up the game and settle down with boxer-turned-onion- farmer Kevin (Rapaport).

"...something the Greeks could never quite manage, a potential tragedy with a happy ending" - CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

"Woody Allen's incredible wit is at the heart of all that's wonderful in Mighty Aphrodite" - SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE