"God is a luxury I can't afford."Crimes and Misdemeanors is a 1989 Dramedy written by, directed by, and starring Woody Allen. The film follows two stories: the "A" story is about Judah Rosenthal (Martin Landau), a successful opthamologist and active philanthropist, struggling to break free of a mistress who wants him to leave his family for her. The "B" story is about Cliff Stern (Woody Allen), a documentarian who finds popular culture and materialism repellent. Rosenthal is forced to make a decision by his insistent mistress Dolores (Anjelica Huston), while Stern, hopeful to complete his masterwork, agrees to profile his brother-in-law Lester (Alan Alda), a wealthy and successful television producer Stern considers shallow and crass.
— Judah Rosenthal
Tropes appearing in Crimes and Misdemeanors include: