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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…
"How the hell do I know why there were Nazis? I don't know how the can opener works!"
Hannah and Her Sisters is regularly ranked among Woody Allen's finest films so I had high expectations after finally deciding to watch it for the first time. That being said, the things I expected to be great were great. Particularly the screenplay which is terrific if I may borrow Woody's favorite adjective. The dialogue is great and most of the conversations feel naturalistic. Which is not only a result of clever writing but also a result of strong acting and chemistry between the actors. Speaking of the actors, the cast assembled for the film is also terrific. Especially Michael Caine who undoubtedly…
I was looking for a new entry in my list of favorite Woody Allen movies. I'm happy to report that I found my answer, and I'm walking on air.
Woody Allen sexually abused his adopted daugher.
One of Allen's very finest films, Hannah and Her Sisters may ultimately be the best of this director's attempts to fuse his fascination with domestic drama together with neurotic comedy. It may well showcase the most impressive performances of any of his films, with brilliant individual work from a diverse ensemble that includes Michael Caine and Barbara Hershey doing arguably career-best work to Max von Sydow, Mia Farrow and Dianne Wiest, not to mention Allen himself. This is as good an example as any of an artist at the peak of their powers, arriving at the apex of the most creatively successful period of his career, with an authorial voice that is at once instantly recognisable but maturing and deepening with each new work.
Hannah and Her Sisters is one of my favorite films by Woody Allen. This is a beautiful and marvelous romantic comedy-drama film I absolutely loved. Allen has rarely created more compelling and endearing characters, and hardly has he benefited from a stronger cast. Michael Caine, Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Barbara Hershey, Max von Sydow, and Allen himself of course were all extraordinary. Allen is at his funniest here and he was totally hilarious. Its dramatic elements are perfectly built up throughout and they feel very natural and real. Little by little, the film grows in emotions and by the end, this movie had made me feel extremely happy. This isn't just one of the best romantic comedies I have seen, but it's also among my favorite movies from the 1980s.
Definitely the best Allen there is.
People keep telling me that I should boycott Wooody Allen because of things he did in his private life.
But movies like this one just make me one to say to them: his films aren't him and I won't stop watching them!
This is the best
"...If I can't believe in God than I don't think life is worth living..."
It's great to have a taste of a retro Woody Allen film, I have watched many of his films but most of them are from the 2000's and maybe one or two from the 90's.
Really enjoyed the story, his writting is genious, his character was funny, it was a great experience!
Me ha gustado mucho, actuaciones brillantes, dialogos ingeniosos y situaciones divertidas, solo le tengo dos contras:
1.- Me ha costado mucho entrar en la película durante los primeros 30 minutos.
2.- El personaje de Allen (por demás genial), se mete de forma un poco rebuscada en el clímax de la historia.
Del resto pues lo que me quedan son puros elogios, gran película.
- 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