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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…
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.
Review In A Nutshell:
Hannah and Her Sisters is the story, despite its name, of multiple characters roughly around their late 30s to early 40s and the problems they face during this time of their lives.
The film's premise is definitely more mature as compared to the other Allen films I have seen, tackling issues like affairs, lost relationships, life, death, religion, and careers. I was actually surprised how much I enjoyed this film, given the atypical style he uses for his characters and stories. I was able to latch onto something early on this film, telling me that life doesn't get easier once you are older, as one will still find struggles with problems, even the silly ones, that…
I had a great evening; it was like the Nuremberg Trials.
**Part of the Best Picture Project**
One of Allen's best films. Somehow all at once romantic and yet existential. You might not ever be ready for your best significant other, even when you're with them, and sometimes that involves making mistakes to get there in the first place. That Allen juggles so many plots and character effortlessly is a testament to his skill as a writer.
As for his skills as a director? Take a look at this scene. Watch as the camera circles around the characters drawing tension from what we know about them as all the sisters talk about the surface details of their lives without ever sharing their true issues. Especially look at the way it's handled from :55 and on. Allen ain't no slouch with a camera either.
I've been trying for a while to get my little sister to watch a Woody Allen movie - we had seen Scoop together but that doesn't really count. For some reason this title had stuck with her and today she asked to watch it out of the blue. Proud big brother moment.
When I asked her about it afterwards, she said it "was a good one," noting that while not much actually happened it was fun just hanging out with the characters. I'm excited to show her Annie Hall since she's enamored with movies like (500) Days of Summer. This is exciting.
How good would it be if there was a film in modern cinema that could even remotely rival a film such as this that possesses rich ingenuity, the actors delivering their lines with endearing subtlety, and no redundant product placement that spoils the natural atmospheric flow of the movie.
No la amé. ¿entra a la categoría de las dramadies? no se.
Woody Allen at his best and the cast is exceptional
A tad loaded on expository dialogue - Allen does seem to have a general problem with clunkiness in setting up/getting across certain ideas. However, it's a relentlessly enjoyable movie about an ensemble that feels like a real family. The selective use of voiceover is interesting, especially because not every character gets one. Dianne Wiest is a lively and warm presence at the heart of the movie. I also enjoyed the moment with Michael Caine in therapy, summing up the theme of Allen's movies that I enjoy the most: "For all my education, accomplishments and so-called wisdom, I can't fathom my own heart."
As with ANNIE HALL, I'm struck by the movie's relationship with its own meta-autobiographical aspects. Mia Farrow's mother…
This is the mode I most enjoy from Woody Allen: Heartfelt drama on a family scale, which still manages to be laugh-out-loud funny. Here, as is often the case, he manages it by loading most of the comic material onto his own character, who is kept separate for most of the story. It means no one else has to break the illusion, and we get the best of both worlds.
The dialogue is fantastic, and it's spread out over such a wide collection of fully-explored characters. Most films don't give us one character this interesting, but here we get five or six of them. The idea that he's made another 35-odd films I haven't seen yet is pretty exciting to me.
Great ensemble cast
And human story make for
Woody at his best.
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
- Citizen Kane
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Tokyo Story
- The Rules of the Game