11 Facts About Deconstructing Harry


Deconstructing Harry is a 1997 American black comedy film written, directed by, and co-starring Woody Allen, alongside Caroline Aaron, Kirstie Alley, Bob Balaban, Richard Benjamin, Eric Bogosian, Billy Crystal, Judy Davis and others.

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The film tells the story of a successful writer named Deconstructing Harry Block, played by Allen, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real life, and from events that happen to him, sometimes causing these people to become alienated from him as a result.

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Deconstructing Harry insists that he has already been punished: his latest girlfriend Fay has left him for his best friend Larry.

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Deconstructing Harry discusses the honoring ceremony at his old university, taking place the next day; he is particularly unhappy that he has nobody with whom to share the occasion.

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Deconstructing Harry's refuses, stating that Harry is a bad influence on Hilliard.

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Deconstructing Harry then goes to meet his ex-girlfriend Fay, who reveals that she is engaged.

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Deconstructing Harry asks Fay to accompany him to his ceremony, but it clashes with Fay's wedding, scheduled the following day.

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Deconstructing Harry gets as far as arguing that he is a kidnapper before the story is interrupted by the arrival of the police.

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Deconstructing Harry is arrested for kidnapping Hilliard, for possessing a gun, and for having drugs in the car .

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Deconstructing Harry realizes that he can only function in art, not in life.

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Some critics, including Roger Ebert, have suggested that the character of Deconstructing Harry Block is based on real-life author Philip Roth and not on Allen himself.

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