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Mighty Aphrodite(Movie, 1995)

R
| 1h 35min | Genres: Comedy, Romance / Love
Mighty AphroditeRating: 3.4/5 (with 180 votes)
Mighty Aphrodite is a 1995 American comedy film written, directed by, and co-starring Woody Allen, alongside Mira Sorvino, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Rapaport, and F. Murray Abraham. The screenplay was inspired by the story of Pygmalion and is about Lenny Weinrib's (Allen) search for his genius adopted son's biological mother, ultimately finding that she is a dim-witted prostitute named Linda Ash (Sorvino). While critical reception of Mighty Aphrodite overall was mildly positive, Sorvino received widespread acclaim for her performance, earning several accolades such as the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, as well as a Golden Globe Award, New York Film Critics Circle Award, Critics' Choice Movie Award, National Board of Review Award, and a Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award. ()
Movie poster of Mighty Aphrodite

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Awards & Nominations for Mighty Aphrodite

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress National Board of Review: Top Ten Films Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay

About Mighty Aphrodite

When Lenny and his wife, Amanda, adopt a baby, Lenny realizes that his son is a genius and becomes obsessed with finding the boy's biological mother in hopes that she will be brilliant too. But when he learns that Max's mother is Linda Ash, a kindhearted prostitute and porn star, Lenny is determined to reform her immoral lifestyle. A Greek chorus chimes in to relate the plot to Greek mythology in this quirky comedy.


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Trailer for Mighty Aphrodite + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

Mighty Aphrodite Trailer 1995(Trailer, 0:29)

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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 19 languages: Catalan (CA), Czech (CS), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Finnish (FI), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Turkish (TR), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 09/13/1995
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Poderosa Afrodite"
"Maudite Aphrodite"
"La dea dell'amore"
Budget: 15,000,000 USD
Revenue: 6,700,000 USD (= 45%)

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