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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…
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…
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…
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…
Very good movie with a typical 'Woody Allen' atmosphere and nice N.Y.C. filming locations!
I can only recommend this movie to all people at 'letterboxd'!
i liked Michael Caine in this movie.
Whereas Woody Allen usually circles his main characters around his own neurotic schtick (whether the guy plays the part himself or the use of a male/female doppelganger is presented), "Hannah and Her Sisters" doesn’t seem interested in making him the central focus. Woody Allen does in fact play this role once again, but the point of what could be his most perversely tragic film is the supreme realization that the world is way too complex to just center completely on one person. There are multiple plot strands to be had, but Allen makes sure to leave things open-ended enough to supply realism - and not skip over the smaller elements so that the characters feel all the more minuscule in the grand scheme of things; capturing family connection and aloofness with his swift ear for dialogue.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The ages of Hannah and her sisters are never once stated in this film, but it is a testament to Allen's craft to be able to make it so easily identifiable even as they live apart through the years. When I first watched this, I mistakenly attributed Carrie Fisher's April as a fourth sister and now find that it makes the sibling dynamics that much more interesting. After all, it is her and the youngest sister Holly who fight over a architect like little sisters would fight over a Barbie doll. Allen sets off this little conflict so perfectly and subtly. Their catering business is blooming in its first gig (but not without some financial assistance from big sister Hannah),…
I want a spin-off of just Max Von Sydow's character!
The masterpiece of Woody's 80's period.
I loved this film, I think it's my favorite Woody Allen movie, we laugh, we cry, we smile! I just loved, anything to say more about.
Just effortlessly smart and tender and funny. Everything works; it's all great. A lovely film.
PS: Michael Caine's voice in this... Unfgh. So ridiculously relaxing and pleasant.
"Maybe the poets are right. Maybe love is the only answer."
How life ebbs and flows!!
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…