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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.
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…
-2 for the joke about joking about child molesting. Yeesh.
Very straight-forward, wonderful look add intertwined lives and all the pitfalls, perils and misdirections they so prominently feature, especially in Woody Allen Films. His "own" storyline felt a bit detached from the others, despite the ending and I did not think that was particularly necessary. The three sisters and their lives are portrayed in a non-intrusive, yet the more intimate way and many scenes are just marvelous to behold. All in all, for all its quality derived from the open story structure - for me - it lacked a bit of focus and central storyline. I am not the biggest fans of anthological films (or films that are structured accordingly), so this is not one of my favourite Woody Allen films. Great performances by all the parties involved and the usual punts and humorous commentaries provide the comic relief. Nice one.
He aquí otra prueba fundamental de que Woody Allen es el mejor director que hay sobre problemas del primer mundo (o la casta).
Las historias de Mia Farrow y sus hermanas giran en torno a una casa con una sirvienta de raza negra vestidita de chacha como si fuera esto el Mississippi del siglo XIX (y a nadie, ni al propio director, parece extrañarle).
Ninguna de las vidas cruzadas me parece especialmente destacable individualmente (historia de cuernos y engaño por parte de Michael Caine, un estupendísimo Max von Sydow por otro lado y Woody Allen atrapado en el único y encasillado registro que tiene como actor otorgando el toque cómico...), pero en conjunto conforman una película preciosa, con fantástica banda…
As good a script ever written. Class Woody Allen
I think it may have finally happened: I can no longer watch a Woody Allen film without thinking of Woody Allen. The baggage has arrived and I'm not sure it will ever leave. Of particular note: that strange Allen archetype of the older educated man teaching a younger woman the ways of the world...but with plenty of fucking, too. You know. Only fair, right?
This is one of my favorite Woody Allen films. It does what it says on the tin. The film is about Hannah's interactions with her sisters and the various men in their lives. Michael Caine plays delightfully against type as a slightly-nebbish character who struggles with his feelings towards someone else's lover.
I've never seen a Woody Allen film. Of course I know who he is and the legend surrounding him, but I just never made the decision to see what he's about.
Hannah and Her Sisters is smart and it's about characters and family life and real thoughts that people have.
brb I've got like 50 movies to watch now.
Some of the funniest jokes I've seen in a Woody Allen flick ("You may not remember me, but we had one of the worst nights of my life together.") and an excellent ensemble cast performance. Some of the meta-textual nods feel lame and dated, but it's a sweet if sometimes frustrating film about weathering crises and emerging intact. Mia Farrow and Barbara Hershey are excellent and Michael Caine is a fantastic douche.
I've heard again and again that Woody Allen has a reputation for writing great parts for women in a male-centered industry--most notably when Diane Keaton sang his praises at the Golden Globes last year when she accepted the Lifetime Achievement award on his behalf. Having personally bemoaned the lack of great parts for women myself, I became intrigued by his work.
It was even more interesting to me to see Mia Farrow and Allen himself take on the roles in a marriage that eventually crumbles. Last year, Farrow's son accused Allen of molesting her--a footnote that followed Cate Blanchett all the way to the Oscar stage, as she won for her portrayal of a spoiled socialite in a Woody Allen…
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