Hannah and Her Sisters

Hannah and Her Sisters ★★★★★

It makes me so happy that this is considered one of Allen's masterpieces because it is probably his most nuanced, ambitious work. The screenplay unfolds like an epic novel with a sprawling cast of interconnected characters living through interconnected plots. It's elegant melodrama: unrealized dreams, broken marriages, existential dilemmas. The cast is uniformly wonderful, each with their own voice and style. I think what makes this movie so magical is that it plays like a roller coaster--all the ups and downs. It's almost bleak but it maintains the promise of an optimistic future.

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