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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…
"I never believed in God. No, I didn't even as a little kid. I remember this. I used to think even if he exists, he's done such a terrible job, it's a wonder people don't get together and file a class action suit against him."- Bob
Going in I was unaware that this Woody Allen film was a musical. To be honest I'm not too big on musicals. I didn't mind this one at all though. Some of the songs were quite good and the presentation of them was often hilarious. As with any good Woody Allen film, Everyone Says I Love You has lots of great lines. What really makes this film worth watching is the cast. Just take a look at all the talent involved in this one. It really is a great ensemble. Overall it's definitely not one of Woody's best, but it is still enjoyable. 7/10
Woody Allen y mi debilidad por los musicales, "enjoy yourself!"
Far from my favourite Woody Allen movie. But it had some decent laughs and the musical numbers weren't so bad.
Remarkably outlandish and unique in more way than simply being a musical (or rather a drama with some musical moments), Everyone Says I Love You marks a new breed of Woody Allen movie. The philosophical study of love is still here, but you also have the absurdity of his earlier work making its way into proceedings.
More so than before, we see Allen's cynicism towards love and the fickleness of what it means beyond a song or a passing phrase which holds no merit. The film would be unbearably dark if it wasn't so self-aware and ironic about its feelings towards the topic of love, the title itself, Everyone Says I Love You proves this beyond any doubt.
Not Allen's finest work, but still worth viewing for the writing and performances.
This is the only Woody Allen film I like (I've seen 3 of them, maybe). Solid songs, solid acting, especially from Edward Norton who is like 12 in this film and absolutely smashes it. By the way, the journey from 1996 Everyone Says I Love You/crazy fuck in Primal Fear Ed Norton to 1999 Fight Club Ed Norton is a wild one that I am glad I witnessed.
Woody Allen movies are like comfort food. Just perfect, all the time always.
Anyone who doesn't like this movie is an asshole who isn't worth knowing.
But moving from comically blunt hyperbole to pseudo-analysis (which I'm told is my strong suit), this is Allen's most purely joyful movie (even something as wonderful and warm as Radio Days, my second-favorite Allen film, ends with Allen reminiscing on the fact that his memories grow dimmer with each passing year, while even the sad parts here are more bittersweet than depressing). I may even like this more than I did on my previous viewing, which is likely the result of the fact that I watched on a nice-looking Scandinavian Blu-Ray as opposed to a non-anamorphic DVD which would have been mediocre even by 1999 standards. The…
One of the most underrated films of Woody's carreer.
I presume the joke here (other than Woody Allen directing a musical comedy) is that nobody in this film says "I love you", or not that I heard?
Anyway, this film is totally ridiculous (Groucho Marx-themed ball, anyone?) but in a very self-aware way. I really enjoyed it (Woody Allen's creepy ensnaring of Julia Roberts with the help of his evil genius daughter aside). May partly have been due to the gorgeous gorgeous locations (New York, Paris, Venice...)
Also, GREAT CAST. I could *not* work out where I knew Natasha "evil genius daughter" Lyonne from though. Turns out it was from the American Pie films o_0
Nota = 6,5
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