In this delightfully sparse but fanciful futuristic comedy, Woody Allen plays health food store owner Miles Monroe who goes to the hospital in 1973 for a routine operation and is placed on ice and awoken from hypersleep 200 years in the future.
He finds a world gone farcically awry – and worries a lot about the arrears of his Social Security payments.
To avoid capture in this Brave New World of pills and orgasm machines, Miles has to pose as a robot slave when dingy socialite Luna Schlosser (Diane Keaton) gives a dinner party.
After finally revealing his true identity to her, he kidnaps her and they go on the run, fall in love, and she becomes a born-again rebel.
Woody eventually revives the long-forgotten idea of love and wins Keaton over, even when his wooing at a farm full of monstrous vegetables and animals is subject to constant comic interruptions.
It’s probably Woody Allen’s tightest, most disciplined work to date.