Allen does Ingmar Bergman, in this touching study of a middle-aged woman (Gena Rowlands), who has kept her emotions about herself bottled up, until recent actions have forced her to open up to the people she truly cares for. Like a lot of Allen's films, this has an all-star cast, the usual Allenisms about life, love and death, and most certainly outstanding performances, such as Rowlands who is no less than brilliant. It's the cold atmosphere of it all that tends to repel and attract you at the same time. And, like Bergman, it's not an incredibly enjoyable experience, but it is an interesting psychological drama, that never lets up on people's emotions. You should at least give it a try.