5 Most Liked Woody Allen Movies The Purple Rose of Cairo
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985): As high-concept as you can get: A movie character walks off the screen and into real life. It's a wonderfully absurd idea, and it works because everyone takes it completely seriously. In one of his earliest film roles, Jeff Daniels is so charmingly earnest, so buoyant in his enthusiasm for discovering the outside world as the dashing Tom Baxter -- even if that world is New Jersey during the Depression -- and Mia Farrow is at her loveliest as the waitress in the audience with whom he starts a romance. But once other Tom Baxters try to walk off the screen, Allen's skills at constructing a farce kick in fully.