A fictional woman becomes the subject of a dinner party debate, as two playwrights reshape her life into two -
Melinda And Melinda
- a comedy and a tragedy.
Telling love interest Hobie about an ex-lover who "knew how to touch me," he asks, "you mean emotionally?" "No," Melinda replies, "with his hands."
Often, when a woman gets the lead role in an Allen film, it's a drama (
). This one is closer to the director's nature by offering two sides of the coin.