Woody Allen has become a film genre unto himself, and his fans should appreciate this beautifully photographed musical-comedy a great deal. The cast is typically stellar, singing wonderful old songs while not going through the usual Allen-scripted arguments and angst. Those who have become a bit weary of Allen's schtick, however, will find nothing new here. The film has even less of a storyline than the director's other recent efforts, it's overlong, and the characters' dialogue all sounds the same -- one could swear that Edward Norton was practicing an Allen imitation for a stand-up routine. The songs are terrific, the movie looks great, but many viewers will continue to be amazed at how many name actors Allen can waste in one film.