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Melinda and Melinda -- Two alternating stories about Melinda's (Mitchell) attempts to straighten out her life.


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Writer (WGA):
Woody Allen (written by)
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Release Date:
8 April 2005 (USA) See more »
One love story. Two versions. Seriously funny. See more »
Two alternating stories, one comedy and the other tragedy, about Melinda's attempts to straighten out her life. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Wallace Shawn ... Sy
Neil Pepe ... Al

Stephanie Roth Haberle ... Louise

Larry Pine ... Max

Radha Mitchell ... Melinda Robicheaux

Michael J. Farina ... Man with Dog

Jonny Lee Miller ... Lee

Chloë Sevigny ... Laurel

Matt Servitto ... Jack Oliver

Arija Bareikis ... Sally Oliver

Brooke Smith ... Cassie

Zak Orth ... Peter

Will Ferrell ... Hobie

Andy Borowitz ... Doug

Amanda Peet ... Susan

Shalom Harlow ... Joan

David Aaron Baker ... Steve Walsh

Christina Kirk ... Jennifer

Alyssa Pridham ... Acting Student

Katie Kreisler ... Director

Quincy Rose ... 2nd A.D.

Steve Carell ... Walt

Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Ellis Moonsong

Rick Holmes ... Party Guest (as Rick Vincent Holmes)
Michelle Durning ... Party Guest (as Michele Durning)

Geoffrey Nauffts ... Bud Silverglide

Josh Brolin ... Greg Earlinger
Yi-wen Jiang ... Shanghai Quartet (as Yi-Wen Jiang)
Honggang Li ... Shanghai Quartet
Weigang Li ... Shanghai Quartet
Nick Tzavaras ... Shanghai Quartet (as Nicholas Tzavaras)
Rob Buntzen ... Antique Shop Owner

Daniel Sunjata ... Billy Wheeler

Vinessa Shaw ... Stacey Fox
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lauren Adler ... Waitress (uncredited)

David Boston ... Racetrack Bettor (uncredited)

Dono Cunningham ... Opera Patron (uncredited)

James Ecklund ... Kissing Guy (uncredited)

Kenneth Edelson ... Disco Guest (uncredited)
Alex Harder ... Waiter (uncredited)

Sabrina Lloyd ... (uncredited)

Jacqueline Lovell ... Halloween Partygoer (unconfirmed) (uncredited)

Sandra Lucas ... Make-up Artist (uncredited)

Michalina Scorzelli ... Susan's Neighbor (uncredited)
Natalie Silverlieb ... Mandy (uncredited)

Directed by
Woody Allen 
Writing credits
Woody Allen (written by)

Produced by
Letty Aronson .... producer
Charles H. Joffe .... co-executive producer
Helen Robin .... co-producer
Jack Rollins .... co-executive producer
Stephen Tenenbaum .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Vilmos Zsigmond 
Film Editing by
Alisa Lepselter 
Casting by
Juliet Taylor 
Production Design by
Santo Loquasto 
Art Direction by
Tom Warren 
Set Decoration by
Regina Graves 
Costume Design by
Judy L. Ruskin  (as Judy Ruskin Howell)
Makeup Department
Robert Fama .... hair stylist
Wayne Herndon .... key hair stylist
Lori Hicks .... key makeup artist
Nuria Sitja .... makeup artist
Fern Feller .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Lorraine Godfrey .... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Helen Robin .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dean Garvin .... second assistant director
Richard Patrick .... first assistant director
Kevin Shaw .... dga trainee
Kathleen E. Kearney .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Danielle Rigby .... first assistant director: reshoots (uncredited)
Art Department
Julia Barraclough .... scenic artist
Michael J. Cerullo .... chief construction grip (as Michael Cerullo)
Ed Ferraro .... stand-by carpenter
Danielle Giovanniello .... assistant property master
Rafael Gonell .... art department/shop assistant
Daniel K. Grosso .... leadman
John Kouromihelakis .... art department/shop assistant
Glenn Lloyd .... art department coordinator
Wayne Moss .... construction coordinator
Ron Petagna .... head carpenter (as Ronald Petagna)
Chinyere Ryan .... scenic artist
Cliff Schorr .... stand-by scenic artist
R. Vincent Smith .... assistant property master
James Sorice .... master scenic artist
Paul Weathered .... property master
Frank Weysos .... art department/shop assistant (as Frank Leal)
Vincent Guarriello .... key construction grip (uncredited)
Sarah Maine .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gary Alper .... production sound mixer
Coll Anderson .... foley editor
Michael Barry .... re-recording mixer
Nancy Cabrera .... foley artist
Ryan Collison .... foley recording engineer
Frank Graziadei .... boom operator
Robert Hein .... supervising sound editor
Thomas Kodros .... consultant: Dolby Sound
Michelle Mader .... cable person
Sylvia Menno .... dialogue editor
Dave Paterson .... sound effects editor
Glenfield Payne .... sound effects editor
Marilyn Teorey .... apprentice sound editor
David Wahnon .... first assistant sound editor
Akil Wilson .... assistant sound editor
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
John Ottesen .... special effects coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Matt Balzarini .... second assistant camera
David E. Baron .... first assistant camera
Michael Green .... camera operator
Scott Gregoire .... best boy electric
Brian Hamill .... still photographer
Elizabeth Hedges .... camera loader
Petr Hlinomaz .... gaffer
Gary Martone .... key grip
Jessica Miglio .... still photographer assistant
Tally Morse .... dolly grip
Charles Quinlivan .... best boy grip
Kyle Rudolph .... steadicam
David J. Thompson .... steadicam (as David Thompson)
Tim Davies .... grip (uncredited)
Glenn Fishel .... grip (uncredited)
Anna Novick .... grip (uncredited)
Jon W. Rosenbloom .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Patricia DiCerto .... casting associate (as Patricia Kerrigan DiCerto)
Karen E. Etcoff .... extras casting: Kee Casting
Julie Schubert .... casting assistant
Bill Tripician .... extras casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael Adkins .... wardrobe supervisor
Stephanie Biear .... shop wardrobe supervisor
Mark Cronogue .... costume assistant
Winsome G. McKoy .... wardrobe supervisor (as Winsome McKoy)
Yleana Nunez .... costume assistant (as Yleana Nuñez)
Frankie Ritacco .... assistant costume designer (as Frankie Ritacco Sirianni)
Editorial Department
Sara Corrigan .... first assistant editor
Elise DuRant .... apprentice editor (as Elise Du Rant)
Morgan Neville .... assistant editor (as Neville A. Morgan)
Joe Violante .... dailies advisor
Location Management
Greg Conroy .... location scout
Eduardo Garabal .... location assistant
Janet Henry .... location scout
Brian Lamia .... location assistant
Derek J. Manganelli .... location assistant (as Derek Manganelli)
Christie Mullen .... location manager
John Spady .... location scout
Eric Wrolstad .... assistant location manager
Ged Dickersin .... location scout (uncredited)
Music Department
Jill Meyers .... music clearances
Roy B. Yokelson .... music recording engineer
Dick Hyman .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Peter Tavis .... transportation captain
Timothy J. Wood .... transportation co-captain
Other crew
Sarah Allentuch .... assistant: Mr. Allen
Abby Bailey .... assistant production accountant
Daniela Barbosa .... set production assistant
Edgar de la O. .... production office assistant (as Edgar de la O)
Leo Driver .... parking coordinator
Tracy Ershow .... set production assistant
James Feldman .... set production assistant
Steve Guilbaud .... payroll accountant
Pino Insegno .... voice dubbing: Will Ferrell
Scott Kordish .... production coordinator
Adam Leon .... production office assistant
Pietro Lorino Jr. .... production accountant
Daniel Lowe .... production assistant (as Daniel Hamilton-Lowe)
Gil McKinney .... set production assistant
Irwin J. Tenenbaum .... legal services: Loeb & Loeb
Amy R. Trachtman .... assistant production coordinator
Carl Turnquest Jr. .... projectionist
Sheila Waldron .... script supervisor (as Sheila G. Waldron)
Leslee Dart .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond representative (uncredited)
Joe James .... stand-in (uncredited)
Justin Pandolfino .... production assistant (uncredited)
Christine Putnam .... production assistant (uncredited)
William Sepulveda .... craft service (uncredited)
Eugene Stamos .... additional craft service assistant (uncredited)
Greg Johnson .... the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank
Jessica Rose .... thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Melinda y Melinda" - Argentina, Mexico (imdb display title), Spain, Uruguay (imdb display title)
"Melinda e Melinda" - Brazil, Portugal
"Melinda et Melinda" - Canada (French title), France
"Мелинда и Мелинда" - Russia
"Мелинда и Мелинда" - Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)
"Mélinda et Mélinda" - Belgium (French title) (dubbed version)
"Melinda & Melinda" - Sweden (imdb display title)
"Melinda & Melinda" - Finland
"Melinda és Melinda" - Hungary (imdb display title)
"Melinda and Melinda" - Greece
"Melinda and Melinda" - Denmark
"Melinda e Melinda" - Italy
"Melinda i Melinda" - Poland
"Melinda ja Melinda" - Finland (imdb display title)
"Melinda ja Melinda" - Estonia
"Melinda og Melinda" - Norway (imdb display title)
"Melinda un Melinda" - Latvia (imdb display title)
"Melinda und Melinda" - Germany
"Melinda ve Melinda" - Turkey (Turkish title)
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Rated PG-13 for adult situations involving sexuality, and some substance material
99 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:14A | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Czech Republic:12 | Finland:K-7/5 | Finland:K-7/4 (2012 reform re-rating) | Germany:0 | Hong Kong:IIA | Hungary:14 | Iceland:12 | Ireland:12A | Netherlands:12 | Norway:A | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12A | USA:TV-MA (TV rating) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #40800)

Did You Know?

Interior designs by Santo Loquasto use a lot of brown and orange and gold in this film.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: In one of the beginning scenes for the "drama" version of Melinda's tale the battery pack for her microphone creates a very noticeable bulge in the lower back of her shirt. Whenever she stands up from leaning on the kitchen table the bulge turns into the shape of a square.See more »
Sy:The essence of life isn't tragic; it's comic.See more »
Movie Connections:
The Best Things in Life Are FreeSee more »


Why does every character in this movie talk like Woody Allen?
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43 out of 71 people found the following review useful.
I predict you won't be miserable., 21 March 2005
Author: jdesando from United States

Manhattan still drives Woody Allen crazy: Urbanites are prey to ambition and lust, pride and diffidence and even sound like Woody with their halting sentences, paranoid affectations, and occasionally witty lines tossed off like the dregs of their grande lattes. It's a petting zoo of needy moderns who most of all want to find love, which eludes them right up to the last cliffhanging moment.

Alvy Singer and Annie Hall are the best known of Allen's angst-ridden city dwellers, but the new Woodies are every bit as screwed up if not more knowing about the quagmires their marriages and professions have become. The setup is twin parallel stories starting from the same incident reflecting separately the tragic and the comic possibilities.

It all begins with a discussion at a restaurant table among four sophisticates about life being either tragic or comic. Sy (Wallace Shawn), a comedy writer, argues that people need laughter to overcome life's essential pain (difficult to separate Shawn from the memory of his discussion in "My Dinner with Andre"). Max (Larry Pine) says that life is absurd and therefore tragic. So each tells the same story differently about an uninvited guest, one story a romantic comedy, the other a tragic tale of a desperate loner.

Will Farrell as a neurotic husband does the best fax Allen yet in his films. His lines are vintage Woody, tossed-off self-deprecation with a worldly wise guy subtext. One of the best lines comes from Susan (Amanda Peet), a director, who discloses the title of her newest film, "The Castration Sonata," putting "male sexuality in perspective." The Woodman returns in fine form to take on Aristotle and try to fulfill his own hope over a quarter century ago when he said, "If my film makes one more person miserable, I'll feel I've done my job." His tragedy has such ample comedy, I predict you won't be miserable.

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