Everyone Says I Love You (1996)

Everyone Says I Love You (1996)

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Critic Consensus: A likable, infectious musical, Woody Allen's Everyone Says I Love You is sometimes uneven but always toe-tapping and fun.

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Featuring a soundtrack filled with beloved "standard" songs such as "Just You, Just Me" and "My Baby Just Cares for Me," this musical comedy by Woody Allen concerns a polite and comfortably well-off group of people and their romantic difficulties. DJ (Natasha Lyonne), who narrates the picture, is the daughter of divorced couple Steffi (Goldie Hawn) and Joe (Woody Allen). Since the break-up, Steffi has married Bob (Alan Alda); their children, DJ's half-sister and half-brother, are Skyler (Drew Barrymore) and Scott (Lukas Haas). Skyler is about to be married to a likeable chap named Holden (Edward Norton). However, her mother Steffi, a wealthy liberal, cultivates people as "projects." Her latest project is ex-con Charles (Tim Roth), an extremely rude and crude customer. At family gatherings, everyone politely ignores his lapses in manners and good taste until Skyler postpones her wedding to have an affair with him. In a parallel storyline, we see that DJ is convinced that her unremarried dad would find a perfect mate in Von (Julia Roberts), and she contrives an elaborate (and successful) scheme to bring them together. In a fashion typical of '30s musicals, this movie completely transcends its fluffy story, using a cavalcade of ballads to send the characters on a chaotic, romantic merry-go-round from New York to Paris. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi
Rating:
R
Genre:
Comedy , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts
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Studio:
Sweetland Films

Cast

Goldie Hawn
as Steffi
Tim Roth
as Charles
Lukas Haas
as Scott
Edward Norton
as Holden
David Ogden Stiers
as Holden's Father
Tommie Baxter
as Old Woman
Jeff DeRocker
as Homeless Man
Kevin Hagan
as Doorman
Trude Klein
as Frieda
Itzhak Perlman
as Himself
Navah Perlman
as Pianist
John Griffin
as Jeffrey Vandermost
Waltrudis Buck
as Psychiatrist
Edward Hibbert
as Harry Winston Salesman
Frederick Rolf
as Le Cirque Waiter
Tim Jerome
as X-ray Room Doctor
Paolo Seganti
as DJ's Venice Date
Robert Khakh
as Cab Driver
Scotty Bloch
as Holden's Mother
Ed Hodson
as Scott's Doctor
Michel Moinot
as Bob's Doctor
Diva Gray
as Nanny
Kevin Bogue
as Harry Winston Dancer
Colleen Dunn
as Harry Winston Dancer
Pamela Everett
as Harry Winston Dancer
Susan Misner
as Harry Winston Dancer
Gregory Mitchell
as Harry Winston Dancer
Dana Moore
as Harry Winston Dancer
Troy Myers
as Harry Winston Dancer
Joe Orrach
as Harry Winston Dancer
Michael O'Steen
as Harry Winston Dancer
Krissy Richmond
as Harry Winston Dancer
Tina Paul
as Harry Winston Dancer/Mannequin
Cherylyn Jones
as Mannequin
Vikki Schnurr
as Mannequin
Helen Miles
as Nurse
Rene Ceballos
as Hospital Dancer
Ruth Gottschall
as Hospital Dancer
Colton Green
as Hospital Dancer
Lisa Leguillou
as Hospital Dancer
Joe Locarro
as Hospital Dancer
Monica McSwain
as Hospital Dancer
Jill Nicklaus
as Hospital Dancer
Andrew Pacho
as Hospital Dancer
John Selya
as Hospital Dancer
Myra Lucretia-Taylor
as Hospital Dancer
Jo Telford
as Hospital Dancer
Gerry Burkhardt
as Ghost Dancer
Eileen Casey
as Ghost Dancer
Shelley Frankel
as Ghost Dancer
Fred C. Mann III
as Ghost Dancer
Kathy Sanson
as Ghost Dancer
Valda Setterfield
as Ghost Dancer
Frank Pietri
as Ghost Dancer
Luis Martin Perez
as Ghost Dancer/Harry Winston Dancer/Hospital Dancer
Devalle Hayes
as Rapper
Damon McCloud
as Rapper
Tony Sirico
as Escaped Convict
Ray Garvey
as Escaped Convict
Tommy John
as Trick-or-Treat Child
Lindsay Canuel
as Trick-or-Treat Child
Richard Cummings
as Trick-or-Treat Child
Kristen Pettet
as Trick-or-Treat Child
Patrick Lavery
as Trick-or-Treat Child
Christy Carlson Romano
as Trick-or-Treat Child
Jonathan Giordano
as Trick-or-Treat Child
Gabriel Millman
as Trick-or-Treat Child
Don Correia
as Groucho Party Dancer
Sean Grant
as Groucho Party Dancer
Roland Hayes
as Groucho Party Dancer
Darren Lee
as Groucho Party Dancer
Delphine T. Mantz
as Groucho Party Dancer
Joanne McHugh
as Groucho Party Dancer
John Mineo
as Groucho Party Dancer
Cynthia Onrubia
as Groucho Party Dancer
Willie Rosario
as Groucho Party Dancer
Nancy Ticotin
as Groucho Party Dancer
Jerome Vivona
as Groucho Party Dancer
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Critic Reviews for Everyone Says I Love You

All Critics (43) | Top Critics (10)

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Full Review… | February 22, 2012
Variety
Top Critic

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Full Review… | September 24, 2010
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

A charming, sweet-natured divertissement.

Full Review… | January 25, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Listening to the others sounding like a spouse in the shower makes one wonder: How bad could Barrymore be that she had to be dubbed?

Full Review… | June 18, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

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Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Much of the film's story is half-hearted, its jokes hit or miss, and what starts out feeling genial ends up unavoidably thin.

Full Review… | February 13, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Everyone Says I Love You

In 1996, Woody Allen decided to write and direct his first musical comedy, which happens to be this overwhelmingly charming piece of work. Set across New York, Paris, and Venice, this is a look at a large group of comfortably well off people and their various romantic endeavors, both successful and otherwise. Taking a different approach compared to a lot of musicals, Allen decided to take the approach of common people just randomly breaking into song and (sometimes) dance numbers. As a result, most of the cast do their own singing, with the exception being Drew Barrymore who convinced Allen she had no musical ability whatsoever. Apparently Goldie Hawn may have been dubbed as well, supposedly because Allen told her that her singing was too good, and she should sing worse, as she sounded too good to seem like like a regular person breaking into song. Having some musical training myself, I must say, the cast do a good job. Alan Alda and Edward Norton are pretty terrific, Tim Roth is surprisingly decent, and everyone else proves moderately passable at the very least. And there is a star studded cast here. Aisde from who I've already mentioned, there's also Woody himself, Natasha Lyonne, Julia Roberts, Gaby Hoffmann, Natalie Portman, lukas Haas, and, very briefly, Liv Tyler and Billy Crudup. If there's anyone I missed, I'm sorry. The performances in general are fine, pretty much what you'd expect from this kind of thing. The story and style are typical of Woody, but, having it be a musical elevates the proceedings. The song and dance numbers are well staged and executed, especially the final dance, and, in general, this is a very funny, fun, and charming film that is really kinda hard to dislike. In the grand scheme of things, this isn't, by and large, a standout entry of Woody's filmography, but there's just something about it that I found to be really irresistible, so yeah, give it a watch.

Chris Weber
Chris Weber

Super Reviewer

½

Liked it more than I expected to. For a Woody Allen movie, this was pretty good. A lot of stars in it who were up and coming at the time like a young Natalie Portman and Natasha Lyonne (actually reminded me what a good actress she actually is). Drew Barrymore also stars, though it's not a huge role, same with Julia Roberts. I didn't even mind the singing too much, though most of it is pretty bad in all honesty. A few laughs and nice scenery. Couldn't really have asked for more here!

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

½

A bunch of actors you never thought you'd hear sing, get together to do a Woody Allen musical? That just sounds horrible, but I wanted to see Barrymore anyway, so I watched this movie. I don't know why, but I hate Allen's movies, they're not funny, and this is no exception. It was plain torture to watch.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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