This renting was the third time I've seen Manhattan, Woody Allen's best film. I can now officially say that after The Red Shoes, Manhattan is my second-favorite movie. First, you have an incredible collection of fantastic Gershwin music. Second, you have the most thoughtful cinematography ever - every frame of this movie could be blown up into a poster for the most discriminating taste. Last, but not least, you have a wonderful story with funny and lovable characters that boils down to a lesson of trust and faith that leaves you feeling refreshed (even though the plot never really "ends"). This film is essential.