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Hannah and Her Sisters
Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.
Here's what's weird: I can now see in this old favorite the seeds of everything I dislike about his recent films. Much of the dialogue is clunkily expository and/or tin-eared; supporting characters (e.g. Daniel Stern's gauche rock star) often function as straw-man caricatures; source music is used as a cudgel. Yet it's mostly glorious, and I spent the whole damn movie trying in vain to pinpoint the difference. In the end, I think Tarantino may be right, at least in this case and some others: Woody's just old now, and his work has become correspondingly creaky, with its highs diminished and its flaws hugely magnified. In any case, he was unmistakably at the top of his game here—though he's…
Woody Allen really is a fantastic writer and director, we all know that. He is always able to create amazing characters, fantastic dialogues, simple stories with situations that could happen and real life and none of his stories ever felt forced. All feel real and actually very believable. Hannah and Her Sisters is no exception.
An amazing comedy/drama script, that tell us the stories of multiple characters all connected because of three sisters Hannah, Lee and Holly. Family interations, romances, dramatic discoveries or even hilarious moments it's what you are going to find throughout the story.
All of the performances are absolutely fantastic, everyone is able to play their parts in the perfect way possible. Dianne Wiest, Woody Allen himself…
Performances : 7.4/10
Story : 8.4/10
Production : 8.2/10
Overall : 8/10
"Jeez, I should stop ruining my life searching for answers I'm never gonna get, and just enjoy it while it lasts. And after all, who knows, I mean maybe there is something, nobody really knows. I know 'maybe' is a very slim reed to hang your whole life on, but that's the best we have. And then I started to sit back, and I actually began to enjoy myself."
Hannah and Her Sisters contains one of the best ensemble casts that I've seen in a while. No offense, August: Osage County, but for a good time I'll take Woody, Farrow, Fisher, Caine, O'Sullivan and Max von Sydow any…
On some days, this is my favorite Woody film, edging out Annie Hall just slightly and the tipping point has to be Michael Caine. He transforms himself into the antithesis of Jack Carter. The Woody dialogue rolls off his tongue so naturally, it's a shame they never worked together again. Every little mannerism and insecurity goes noticed, but it's never pompous or showy. He's playing a man in midlife crisis with secrets and desires that he cannot express clearly and he is a fully fleshed character.
The whole cast is on fire. All their interactions and inner monologues are lived in and their midlife woes and sorrows feel instinctive and driven and they all have arcs that leave them somewhere…
Woody finds the perfect blend of comedy and drama with Hannah And Her Sisters. It's exactly what you expect - full of great characters, charming dialogue and tongues dangling with wit. Quintessential Allen, possibly the one film to show a novice how he can blend all these styles together and still make a relatively simple film. I really enjoyed it, but surprisingly don't have too much to say about it. In a way this is the kind of film that Duck Soup is to the film's story. The kind of film that's easy to digest, puts a smile on your face, and makes you appreciate the little moments of joy you get from watching great cinema.
This movie is full of great scenes and great performances
Woody Allen's monologue at the end steals the film.
Another masterpiece by Woody Allen.
Woody Allen's first real audience film after Annie Hall represented a functional if limited solution to his eternal difficulties in reconciling his “serious” aspirations with his comic abilities (1986). Essentially, it's a remake of Interiors—a more or less straightly played drama about three sisters and their romantic entanglements—intercut with satirical bits that could have come out of one of Allen's earliest films, centered on his reactions as a TV producer who learns he may have a fatal disease. There's no real resonance between the two halves of the film (the plots cross only for the somewhat arbitrary climax), yet Allen keeps things moving quickly enough that the film only reveals its basic shapelessness once it's over. Allen's way of setting…
"The heart is a very, very resilient little muscle."
Such a brilliantly-crafted meditation on the unpredictable ironies of life and love. My favorite Woody Allen movie of all time.
Maybe "Alice" is really Woody's most Catholic film (as I claimed earlier), but is in fact in this true gem of a film that Mickey Sachs (Woody Allen) tries to convert to Catholicism and buys both Wonderbread AND mayonnaise! Of course it doesn't work out in the end but hey, this is not Mickey's film – not only anyway. It's also the film about a dignified financial advisor from England (Michael Caine), happily married to Mickey's ex-wife Hannah but falling in love with Hannah's sister… a film about Hannah and her sisters and their lovers and husbands. And definitely one of Woody's best films. See it!
Woody Allen's best movie.
Gloriosa en todos los sentidos, logra ser tanto ridícula como brutalmente real al mismo tiempo. Woody demuestra una gran habilidad en plasmarle humanidad a sus personajes y orquesta todo de forma episódica dándole a cada uno la oportunidad de sincerarse convirtiendo un enredo amoroso en algo más grande.
No he visto suficientes película de Woody Allen como para decir que es su Magnum opus, pero yo sí la pongo arriba de Annie Hall.
I hoped to give this Woody Allen flick a bigger rating, but it doesn't quite do the same for me that "Annie Hall", "Manhattan" or even "Cristina Vicky Barcelona" did do for me.
"Hannah and her Sisters" feel like two separate films for me, one actually about Hannah and her Sisters, and one about Woody's character realizing that his life will end someday.
Although some of the scenes with the sisters (the opening, the lunch and also the ending dinner) were good fun and delivered some good dialogue, I found most of the sisters and their story (mostly that of Hannah and Holly) pretty boring and shallow.
I also didn't like the happy ending in which the whole affair between…
This film is perfect.
This film is kind of creepy when you look back at Woodsy Allen's life. I know back in 1986 the public had a different perception of him, so that's why I'm not totally against this piece that's on the Top 1,000. I do feel Michael Caine's performance is overrated. Also I feel this isn't his (Allen's) best film of the eighties.
Feels aimless at times, much like the characters' lives, but I was fully struck by the poignance and clarity Allen's monologue had about the meaning of life playing over Duck Soup. It's an honest and relatable feeling about life and death, something Allen obviously excels at. Hannah and Her Sisters is truly at its best when it's concentrating on those sisters and their sibling relationships, and struggles for clarity when we're with the men. The tacked on happy ending doesn't feel completely earned for everyone either which is a problem, but that's fine. In total it works marvelously.
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