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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…
What can I say about Hannah and Her Sisters? I think this is my second favorite Woody Allen film after Annie Hall!
The movie is a feast of witty, hilarious dialogue (as you would expect from Woody Allen) and vivid characters that hooked me right off the bat. Allen makes an engaging story out of ordinary people and strikes a nice balance between drama and comedy. And once again, he effortless pulls me into his romanticized version of New York City to tell a story about four sisters and four men whose lives are intertwined through love and secrets.
Allen deals with a lot of characters and subplots in the movie, but he weaves each narrative thread together in a…
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.
Another film from the Woody Allen paper, but I did like this one slightly more. A little more going on, a little less Allen as an actor.
This was part of the double bill with Annie Hall at the Paramount Theater. I have a strong attachment to this film, partly because I had no idea what it was when I saw it for the first time. To back up a bit, I was coming out of my "Woody Allen is overrated" phase after watching about a dozen of his films. I'd heard about this one; it was one of his most popular films. But the title put me off. I didn't want to watch what I perceived was going to be akin to a Lifetime movie (are those still around?). It looked like a melodrama about 3 upper class sisters. I just didn't feel like this was…
After Hannah and Her Sisters, I think I can say the 1980s is my favorite decade for Woody Allen. The highs aren't as great as the 70s, with his masterpieces like Annie Hall or Manhattan, but at least in this decade he's consistently great. After Purple Rose of Cairo, Zelig, Stardust Memories and Broadway Danny Rose, I always expect the next Allen film to be a let down because frankly these days, he never keeps a string going this long of greatness. But Hannah and Her Sisters is without a doubt my favorite Allen film of the 80s so far and easily makes me top 5 Allen films ever.
It probably helps that my favorite Ingmar Bergman film is Fanny…
Agh ... I kinda liked it. But having just watched 'Manhattan,' I'm getting a little leery of Woody Allen's tendency to make his protagonists into creepy weirdos. It all seems a little bit more bizarre given what we know of him in real life.
Allen cuenta como nadie la vida de los gilipollas.
I think now having watched a fair few of his many, many films I can say Woody Allen's romantic films are far superior to his goofier slapstick comedies. Sure, his comedies are fine and definitely get a chuckle. But in his dramas and romances he's allowed to use his full verbal dexterity to create fully fleshed out characters. Due to the nature of his comedies you don't get to bond with a character. Here we really get a sense for the three sisters, the world around them and the people they share their lives with. It's also wonderful because there's no clear villain or a rival. Everyone, from Michael Caine's Elliot to Carrie Fisher's April may test your patience at…
Allen, arguably the greatest writer in the history of film, is an incredibly underrated director. His use of framing, disconnecting the characters from each other, even as they are in the same room, represents how these people can't truly connect with one another as his writing shows. Until the late 90s the man was a BRILLIANT director
I just wish this movie had more Woody Allen and less Hannah and her sisters. But to be honest, I don't know what I expected.
i watched this for julia louis-dreyfus and guess what she was in there for less than one minute fuck me
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