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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…
Elegant and funny comedy drama with Woody Allen at his best. An excellent well written script boosted by strong performances throughout. I loved the open ending and shows a greater maturity shown by Allen here. Maybe not his absolute best but certainly one of.
Pay no mind to the title. Caine, Allen, and Von Sydow steal the show.
"My feet hurt, my head was pounding, and I had to sit down I went into a movie house. I didn't know what was playing or anything I just needed a moment to gather my thoughts and be logical and put the world back into rational perspective. And I went upstairs to the balcony, and I sat down, and the movie was a film that I'd seen many times in my life since I was a kid, and I always loved it. I'm watching these people up on the screen and I started getting hooked on the film. I started to feel, how can you even think of killing yourself, I mean isn't it so stupid. Look at all the…
"Maybe there is something, I mean nobody really knows. I know "maybe" is a very slim reed to hang your whole life on, but that's the best we have."
This has every ingredient from every Woody Allen film: his touch of humour, nihilism, couple problems (mostly adultery), family drama, intellectual circles and the search for success. But, somehow, never gets old.
So strained during its congested set-up that it momentarily looks in trouble of being derailed, but Allen, working at the height of his powers, manages to maintain control by allowing the drama to eventually develop with a composed fluidity that makes for an affecting whole.
Also well worth noting for containing one of the director's most delightfully droll performances.
No doubt that that was a Woody Allen film. Fun and quirky and romantic and well acted. And everyone and their mothers were in it ;)
Once again I realize I really hate Woody Allen films.
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