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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…
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.
It reminded me, of all things, of Woody's own Interiors. A supposedly serious, dramatic film about concepts that utterly failed, Woody here does pretty much the same thing as a comedy, and it has all the dramatic impact that Interiors was lacking. If you have the light as well as the shade, it makes the whole world brighter.
Also we get Woody at a rock concert. Perfection.
Vintage Allen which once again leaves one puzzled at the excerable nature of his more recent output. New York in the Eighties seems as quintessential as it did in the earlier 70s films while the presence of Michael Caine on the cast adds star quality even if the number of age decrepancy relationships in the movie is yet again something of an embarrassment. There is a fine turn from veteran Max von Sydow too and the one liners sparkle as much as they ever did.
I had a great evening; it was like the Nuremberg Trials.
**Part of the Best Picture Project**
One of Allen's best films. Somehow all at once romantic and yet existential. You might not ever be ready for your best significant other, even when you're with them, and sometimes that involves making mistakes to get there in the first place. That Allen juggles so many plots and character effortlessly is a testament to his skill as a writer.
As for his skills as a director? Take a look at this scene. Watch as the camera circles around the characters drawing tension from what we know about them as all the sisters talk about the surface details of their lives without ever sharing their true issues. Especially look at the way it's handled from :55 and on. Allen ain't no slouch with a camera either.
I've been trying for a while to get my little sister to watch a Woody Allen movie - we had seen Scoop together but that doesn't really count. For some reason this title had stuck with her and today she asked to watch it out of the blue. Proud big brother moment.
When I asked her about it afterwards, she said it "was a good one," noting that while not much actually happened it was fun just hanging out with the characters. I'm excited to show her Annie Hall since she's enamored with movies like (500) Days of Summer. This is exciting.
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