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Everyone Says I Love You
A New York girl sets her father up with a beautiful woman in a shaky marriage while her half sister gets engaged.
The most underrated movie Woody Allen ever made? Maybe, including by me, at least until today. I had some hazy memories of seeing this once in college and hating it—mostly because I thought the Woody Allen/Julia Roberts romance was dreadful. And I was right, to a point. But I missed the message of that subplot, which, like the rest of the charmingly fanciful musical (and so much of Allen's work), is about the gap between fantasy and reality. As Roberts’ character says in her final scene “I have seen my dream come true, and my fantasy no longer tortures me. I can live with it.” How much of this movie, about happily blended families and ex-husbands and wives with lovely,…
A.V. Club review. Even better than I remembered—a version of Radio Days in which the nostalgia is present-tense. Some would argue with me about whether it's the last of his films to flirt with greatness (I'll give Deconstructing Harry another shot at some point), but I think it's nearly irrefutable that he'd never again demonstrate this level of comic timing or lightness of touch.
Performances : 7.9/10
Story : 8.9/10
Production : 8.1/10
Overall : 8.3/10
Leave it to Woody Allen to make me fall in love with a musical. Technically it's the worst kind of musical too, the kind of musical with songs that do nothing for the plot. The make the story linger rather than drive it forward. The trick is that Allen does all of this by design. It seems to come off as an homage to classic musicals while simultaneously poking fun at them in a way that only Woody Allen could pull off.
My issue with most musicals (especially those with songs that do nothing for the plot) is that every time they break into song it just comes…
Officially just passed Annie Hall, becoming my favorite of Woody Allen's films.
I have been slowly working my way through Woody Allen’s filmography throughout the past year. I am coming down the home stretch and was beginning to fear that I ran out of good ones. Everyone Says I Love You was a bit of a surprise. I hadn’t heard much about it. Every so often, characters will break out into a lively musical number. Some of the numbers are really, really great. Allen has displayed great comedic timing over the years. This film is really funny and this is due to comedic timing. Allen times everything perfectly. The screenplay is filled with hilarious bits of dialogue. The films boasts a strong cast ranging everywhere from a young Natalie Portman to Alan…
TODOS DIZEM "EU TE AMO"
Novamente, Woody Allen consegue homenagear o cinema de uma forma memorável, e dando sua personalidade á características já existentes.É muito bacana ver os clássicos musicais, uma síntese entre a realidade e a fantasia, quase um conto de fadas. totalmente neurótico e, até certo ponto, pessimista.
Pessoas comuns cantando como tal, este fator faz as cenas atingirem uma naturalidade incomum, e acompanhadas das belas paisagens que o diretor de fotografia adora exibir, torna-se muito elegante e resgata aspectos do cinema, que nos dias atuais, estão se perdendo.
A Fotografia se torna muito interessante, ao observar a diferença que ela faz para desenvolver personagens. Ela consegue transitar entre as emoções e as locações apresentadas perfeitamente. Utilizando soluções…
Let it go Woody. Try making something new. This is every movie Woody ever made rolled into a new one. Ugh.
DJ is the only one who actually gets how love really works and knows how to handle it, tho.
Woody recreates the joy of classic Hollywood musicals while never forgetting its transitory nature. Possibly his saddest film, and certainly his most underrated.
Liked it and the songs Woody Allen chose but did feel like some of the performers where underused.
Os números musicais são terríveis e, diferente do teatro grego em "Poderosa Afrodite", eles não funcionam bem como sátira porque são reverenciais demais aos clássicos do gênero. Nem mesmo o humor se salva, inclusive nas piadas mais inteligentes (como a do menino que vira republicano porque o cérebro não está sendo oxigenado o bastante). O filme beira ao desastre total na sequência do velório, mas se salva pelos ótimos enquadramentos diante de cenários tão belos. E a última dança é sensacional.
Sorry to spoil your feeling special, Raymond, but apparently, everybody says that they love everybody. Hey, "Everybody Loves Raymond" also premiered in '96, which was evidently a very romantic year, thus, this was likely to be the first Woody Allen film for a while about romance that isn't tragic. The film is so convolutedly loaded up with love stories led by different members of one enormous family that there might at least be the tragic discomfort of an accidental incestuous relationship somewhere in here. Seriously though, even Allen's quirkiest rom-coms typically don't have singularly cheery outcomes for everyone, but this is so blasted cheery that it's a musical. Well, it's a musical starring such people as Alan Alda, Edward Norton,…
I can't say I always get Woody Allen.
At first, I was enjoying Everyone Says I Love You as an affectionate throwback to the musicals of the past. It has one of the largest ensembles in a Woody Allen film as every A-lister is given the opportunity to break out with rhythmic dances and fun solos.
The magical realism is made to enliven a group of store-window mannequins, a number of hospital patrons and even finish on a note where flying is concerned. There's a real energy to the physical aspects of this film.
But then I realized that it sacrifices all of the character arcs for the musical. It's basically a bunch of upper crust Manhattanies who are caught in events without rhyme or reason.…
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