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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…
It took me a while to realize this about Woody Allen films, and Hannah and her Sisters' inclusion of Mia Farrow may have congealed the thought finally, but the way to understand the many films Woody Allen has made in the past decades is to realize each one is about him. Woody Allen, in his own acerbic, mumbling way, has accomplished what many writers and authors hope to accomplish - he has built an entire oeuvre out of nothing but his own life. An argument could be made, especially with films like Hannah, Annie Hall, Midnight in Paris and most recently Irrational Man, that every year or two Woody Allen writes and directs a film about himself and his life.…
This one really took me by surprise, mainly because I forgot that Carlo Di Palma was the cinematographer. I didn't have low expectations at all, I just didn't have any knowledge of what this would be. Woody Allen delivers the dialogue he is known for and that remains my favorite aspect of much of what I've seen from him which isn't a problem when you're this skilled.
It’s not that it was the most enjoyable film I’ve ever watched (although I did enjoy it quite a lot), or that it’s the best film ever made, I just couldn’t find a single thing wrong with it.
Every performance was on point, the photography was so beautiful and effective, each set seemed so meticulously laid out, and the writing was so intricate and profound. It’s Woody Allen at his finest.
It spoke to life on so many different macro and micro levels. As per usual, Woody Allen’s understanding of love and relationships was displayed in the wonderful dialogue and incredible acting. His understanding, or lack there of, of life on grander scale was very apt as well. I was compelled from start to finish. A simply fantastic film.
But, what about Frederick, though?
It's a good movie to remind yourself that there was a reason Woody cast himself in most of his early films.
"Hannah and Her Sisters" is not only Woody Allen's best movie, but the best Romantic comedy film I've ever seen. The screenplay is more complex than the other movies Allen directed. You can not really know who is the main character in the film. Unlike his other movies, Allen has only a supporting role.
I really liked this 80s family dramadey from Mr. Allen. Woody was great as always as his neurotic self. His character, simultaneously depressing and hilarious in every scene, provided just the right blend of drama and comic relief.
The meticulous setup in the first act went a long way, so intricate it was that Woody Allen the writer looked like a chess master in the end, after strategically placing his pieces across the board scene after scene, culminating in a quite fascinating "check mate" in the final scene.
Strong performances throughout (Carrie Fisher, Mia Farrow, Michael Caine, Barbara Hershey, and more...), and I especially loved the cinematography. One technique I liked that popped up multiple times was when there was…
Perhaps the most interesting thing about Woody Allen, especially in this time period, is how easily he moves from some of the more esoteric arthouse films he indulges in (such as Stardust Memories or The Purple Rose of Cairo) into the more straightforward Annie Hall-esque films that he has become known for, such as this film. Hannah and Her Sisters is a smartly written, superbly acted ensemble piece that, in my opinion, ranks as his best film of this prolific decade.
It's entirely possible that this is the best ensemble that Allen ever assembled for one of his films. Himself, Michael Caine, Mia Farrow, Carrie Fisher, Max von Sydow, and Dianne Wiest among others provide a cavalcade of interesting characters…
Often feels like a hodgepodge of half-ideas but there's enough confidence in the storytelling and world building that, even in all its scrappiness, it makes its own kind of sense
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Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…