Complete list. :-(
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…
The romance between Julia Roberts and Woody Allen just doesn't work... on any level.... known to man.... ever.
Other than that I can honestly say I watched all of this and for the most part I enjoyed it. Certainly not a great movie by any stretch of the imagination but a good one none the less.
Woody lets it all go and goes musical mode. Still waiting on that next great great flick of his, though. Deconstructing Harry, maybe?
Forse il film di Allen più adatto al sabato pomeriggio di canale 5, ma non da intendersi come nota esclusivamente negativa. Semplicemente è uno dei suoi film più leggeri, ma soprattutto uno di quelli che punta a un pubblico più vasto possibile, sin dal titolo molto catchy e provocatorio. Leggerezza che però non vuol dire superficialità. Mettendo da parte il cinismo e la spietatezza dei film precedenti in favore di sentimenti più positivi, Everyone Says I Love You (come e più di molti altri film di Woody Allen) ricerca la leggerezza di quei momenti felici e di quelle sensazioni inspiegabili di cui tutti abbiamo bei ricordi. E alla fine raggiunge una magia tutta sua, che si accende nel momento in cui una meravigliosa Julia Roberts fiabescamente attraversa l'inquadratura con indifferenza ed eleganza, ed esplode poi, sempre in silenzio e usando solo la potenza delle immagini e della musica, nell'insensata scena di ballo finale lungo il fiume.
Woody Allen. Regista immenso.
Favorite Woody Allen film, by far. Pity it's his only musical. Sometimes a person can get exactly what they want, and finds it's not all they had hoped it would be. I remember borrowing this film from the library and much of it going over my twelve year old head, but I kept fond memories of it that compelled me to get the DVD when I was older.
Woody Allen tips his hat to old-fashioned musical romances in this delightful escapist film.
Allen himself appears in this film as his usual bumbling nebbish character, but he's surrounded himself with a terrific ensemble that includes Allen regular Alan Alda, Goldie Hawn, Edward Norton, Drew Barrymore, Julia Roberts, Tim Roth (hilarious) and Natasha Lyonne, cute and spunky as Allen's daughter. Everyone but Roberts feels perfectly at home in the Woody Allen world, which is a bit of a shame because she's the one we're supposed to believe Allen is smitten with, but she's so boring we're left wondering why.
The story is episodic and about as substantive as a marshmallow, but what sets the film apart are its musical numbers,…
Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
Some (obvious, pedantic, unnecessary) notes on the rewatch:
- Just before starting this rewatch, I must say that I didn’t like this movie when I first watched it. I’m not sure how I’m going to react now, maybe I’ll loathe it more, or even turn around on it and start liking it, but right now I must say that the idea of the film, a Woody Allen musical, has always felt somewhat odd and not really interesting. It’s like someone saying that Woody Allen directed a horror film, and that would instantly be uninteresting, as much as I love horror and I absolutely adore the consequences of strange directors delving into the genre.…
Allen takes us into a musical world which still has his psychologically challenged misfit in it, and with a cast around him that includes Goldie Hawn, Alan Alda, Drew Barrymore (not doing her own singing!), Julia Roberts, Edward Norton, and weirdest of all, Tim Roth, you have a brew which is more likely to swim than sink.
Everyone Says ... is a fun film, especially in the bizarre ghost sequence "Enjoy Yourself" and in the trick photography where Hawn literally walks on air during a lover's tryst. It is punchy, fast-paced, witty, and containing all the mix you would expect from Allen's non-musicals. A definite hit, much enjoyment here.
Algún día bailaré con una mujer voladora a orillas del Sena.
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My Man (1928) The Battle of Paris (1929)
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