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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.
Whenever a Woody Allen film is great, it's difficult to explain why. His films (even the bad ones) are always literate, with a spotlight on spousal relationships, the futility of living, the finality of death, and our reluctance to acknowledge the role that luck plays in our lives. Even his bad movies usually have one or two glimpses of real insight, and his characters are always eloquently spoken and well acted. But when Woody Allen gets it absolutely right, it's a magic trick that seems to defy analysis. Hannah and Her Sisters is one such trick.
Perhaps the biggest surprise of this movie is how hopeful it is. Every frame sparkles, every character is vibrant with dreams and fears we…
There, I saw it. Yes, I liked it.
By the time the year ends, I'll have no more Woody Allen films.
Now I'm depressed.
Best of Woody Allen ?
''Hannah and her sisters'' is a really special movie it's funny, it's smart, the way the movie unfolds itself is really fascinating and with a great soundtrack and funny dialogue and monologue also with well-written characters the movie succeeds in being a remarkable experience.
woody Allen is a genius and I can definitely say that ''Hannah and her sisters" is a masterpiece.
Imagine a perfect movie? [A+]
Midlife romantic ennui, infidelity, and neuroticism collide in Woody Allen's sublime HANNAH AND HER SISTERS, which casts Mia Farrow as a woman whose husband has fallen in love with her sister, and whose hypochondriac ex-husband has fallen in love with her other sister. Not as fatalistic as some of Allen's other films (the ending is surprisingly warmhearted), HANNAH AND HER SISTERS treats its subjects delicately and its characters with dignity, finding sharp comedy in Allen's question for religion after a near death experience, and Caine's misguided fumblings in his quest for happiness.
Quests for happiness are rarely fulfilled in Allen's work, but here Allen puts aside the stubborn, Quixotic quest for divine answers (always by an agnostic), and puts his…
"I was happy. I just didn't realise I was happy."
A-ha! There it is!
After a few years of watching Woody Allen features, I still had the impression his masterpiece was out there, escaping me. He's just such a prolific artist and (maybe precisely because of that) has become so fluent in his own style and voice that there was bound to be one movie of his that hit all the right spots, that was both amazingly funny and touchingly, casually philosophical; one that summarized all that is great about him without ever falling prey to the things this here viewer doesn't like about his work. This is that movie I longed for without knowing – and it's so life-affirming, too, using of the author's own nonstop anxieties to arrive at the inescapable truth that life has to, must be lived. As if that wasn't enough, it might also feature the best closing dialogue ever... It's the Allen. Go hang it on a wall or something.
It's hard for me to ignore the level of misogyny in this film, even considering it's age. The female characters are vulnerable, dependent, submissive, painted as uneducated... The one strong female Hannah, which figures in title, is almost completely neglected in the story.
I feel like a more appropriate title could be (The men around) Hannah and her sisters.
Another engaging comedy drama from director Woody Allen.
"And Nietzsche, with his theory of eternal recurrence. He said that the life we lived we're gonna live over again the exact same way for eternity. Great! That means I'll have to sit through the Ice Capades again."
All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!