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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.
#31 of 100 in my Top 100 Directors Challenge
I like writer-director-actor Woody Allen best when he's doing his unabashed neurotic New York thing, and this film is most definitely all of that. He manages to pack almost all of his personal idiosyncrasies and unique quirks into 107 minutes, thanks to a star-studded ensemble and a dynamite script that was certainly worthy of the Best Original Screenplay Oscar that it won.
Mia Farrow plays Hannah, the eldest and most successful of three New York sisters, whose lives are intertwined in a tapestry of love, resentment, competition, dependency, lies, compassion, money, history, supportiveness, misunderstanding and laughter. Hannah made her name on Broadway as an actress before marrying a TV producer named…
Charming, sweet and constantly fascinating by relationships and simplicity. One of Woody Allen's best.
I didn't give this film the apparent time it deserved and watched it in about four sittings.
I enjoyed Michael Caine's performance but it didn't grab me like other Woodys. I will revisit it one day and watch it as it intended, not like it's a netflix series I'm half interested in. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow... but some day.
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 precious 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 pulled me into his romanticized (or deromanticized? depends on how you see it) version of New York City to tell a story about four sisters and four men whose lives are intertwined through love and secrets.
There're lots of characters and subplots to deal with in the movie.…
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"Look at all the people up there on the screen, they're real funny, and what if the worst is true. What if there is no God and you only go around once and that's it. Well, ya know, don't you wanna be part of the experience?"
Another new Allen personal favorite, 'Hannah and Her Sisters' has a packed cast, featuring Michael Caine, Max Von Sydow, and Carrie Fischer. Allen did a great job shifting the story-lines between his character and the three sisters. Caine and Hershey's romance was handled really well, and Hershey's break-up scene with Sydow was intense. Allen's final monologue is similar to 'Crimes and Misdemeanors' and is just as well-written. I feel like I'll be re-watching this film very soon, even if Allen's hypochondriac sequences droned on at times.
Hannah and Her Sisters captures the incessant need for happiness and fulfilment that we face throughout our lives like no other film I've seen. This craving for self-satisfaction sometimes makes us do fucked up and morally repugnant things, things that we hate ourselves for afterwards. It manages to showcase some flawed people doing some very irrational and nasty things while still being genuine and really funny, a very difficult balance. Every single character is engaging, and I was smiling through most of the movie: at how it captured each person and showcased their personality with such ease and naturalism. You see the same struggle against sadness that every character faces and fear of death, and the ways in which each…
Seem to like this less on every watch. Love Woody's story but the rest seems forced. The concerns are real but the way they're conveyed is blunt. The music gets old. The ending sells out.
First watch - 4.5 stars
What a beautiful film.
Everything Allen did in this film is perfect. From the unconventional structuring to the frequent long, unbroken shots used throughout, everything makes this film more and more beautiful. If the characters in this film hadn't been half as likeable or sympathetic as they are, then this would have been a mess. Even the smaller parts offer an interesting story which gives something to think about.
I love this film.
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