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Its predictability is saved by its hilariousness, it's typical, funny Woody Allen.
Play It Again, Sam is a 1972 film written by and starring Woody Allen, originally entitled Aspirins for Three. The film was directed by Herbert Ross, which is unusual, as Allen usually directs all his own written work.
The film is about a man obsessed with the film "Casablanca" and the character of Rick, played by Humphrey Bogart in the film. The film is liberally spread with clips of the film and ghost-like appearances of Rick giving advice on how to treat women.
The film is set in San Francisco but most scenes are indoors.
The film starts with the closing scenes of Casablanca", with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. We then see that it is the main character, Allan Felix, who is watching the film in a cinema, mouth agape. He leaves the cinema regretting that he will never be like Rick.
Apart from apparitions of Bogart he also has frequent flashbacks of conversations with his ex-wife, who constantly belittled his sexual adequacy.
The original play and the movie follow the same lines...