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Hannah and Her Sisters Reviews

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½ June 12, 2018
Hannah and Her Sisters is a 1986 American comedy-drama film directed by Woody Allen.
February 23, 2018
Woody Allen at his usual witty story telling mixed with complex characters, humor and drama. 1001 movies to see before you die.
January 6, 2018


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November 18, 2017
As I said that I haven't seen any of Woody Allen films apart from Hannah and Her Sisters which is what I'm doing right now. In this one, it has some good cast, like Woody Allen himself, Michael Caine, Mia Farrow, Carrie Fisher, Barbara Hershey and Dianne Wiest. I actually thought this is going to be funny and, yeah, I'm right and I think it's more drama than comedy. It's a love story or love stories to be exact. It's just so brilliant that I have no idea what I love about it. Yeah, sure, with Dianne Wiest won an Oscar for her role and Michael Caine won an Oscar but couldn't accept it because he was working on filming that piece of s!t movie, Jaws: The Revenge. Oh, my God! Oh, my f$king God! Brilliant performance's by Dianne Wiest and Michael Caine. Yeah, surely everybody loves Dianne Wiest as an actress and she stars in The Lost Boys. Woody Allen plays Mickey who is depressed and has suffered from an hearing loss and has a brain tumor. So Mickey is narrating himself complaining about a spot in his back which includes brain tumor and his hearing loss thinking that he was going to kill himself. Michael Caine plays Elliot who madly in love with Hannah's sister and while he is still married to Hannah. No matter what I think, it's an treat for all of people in the world. Of course, the story is well written so is the directing by Woody Allen. I'm sure that you can't get over that Michael Caine didn't accept an award to star in Jaws: The Revenge.
½ October 24, 2017
As with most of Woody's films, this is an introverted look at the missteps of city dwellers. Though it is about the lives of three sisters, the commentary is done through two men - Hannah's current and former husband - who both have dealings with the sisters. Truthfully, I wondered what the point of Woody's character was in this movie... until the final scene.

This is a meandering script showing about a decade of marital and amorous woes of the supporting characters - it doesn't really have one leading character. Savvy editing fleshes out just enough of a story line to keep the viewer interested. Lighting, cinematography, props & settings are all done well.
September 19, 2017
Outstanding performances from all actors especially from Hannah and all her sisters. I love this movie because it shows the really tender side of love and families and situations while also showing the sad and dark parts that come with it as well.

The movie's characters were really charming and really easy to follow and care about even when they were unpleasant. Woody Allen has this amazing ability to tie in this very warm feeling in with his character's that he creates.

Overall, fantastic movie and I'd watch it again.
½ June 9, 2017
Without having seen one, you would think that Allen is a filmmaker with a set demographic, and not a lot of wiggle room outside of that. I don't know that that's necessarily true, and I think that "Hannah and Her Sisters" is a prime example of that.

The upper crust New York intellectualism is certainly there, but there is also traditional comedy musings and deeply felt characters that have universal struggles. Much like Allen's favorite filmmaker, Ingmar Bergman, all of his characters are either in a state of confusion or of apathy. Nevertheless, they are compelling.
½ May 7, 2017
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Undeniably a good drama with Micheal Cane giving an outstandingly slimey yet comedic performance - Although the Woody Allen character feels like he is in his own comedic religious satire journey movie which feels a bit forced in the mix - the rest of the tale with the sisters lives and problems are engaging and well fleshed out - feels like a superior version of 'Interiors' to me personally
March 26, 2017
An unbelievable cast in an extremely complex portrayal of a truly dysfunctional family.
March 23, 2017
Cukup sulit untuk mengerti film ini dengan hanya menyaksikannya satu kali. Saya perlu dua kali untuk menyaksikan film ini dan baru benar-benar mendapatkan feel yang sebetulnya dari ceritanya. Tanpa Allen, film ini mungkin hanyalah sebuah drama biasa. Tetapi lewat Allen, komposisi komedi yang disertakan cukup mewarnai kisah Hannah dan saudari-saudarinya yang digambarkan cukup realistis.
March 13, 2017
A perfect Bergmanesque existential artsy upper-middle-class New York slice-of-life dramedy. Woody's finest!
½ February 4, 2017
"How the hell do I know why there were Nazis? I don't even know how the can opener works". Something about Allen's brilliant neurosis is like an oddly warm blanket to me. Here, he creates such a wonderfully simple little universe to spend time in here, as he captures the delusions of people in affairs with poignancy, hope, & (duh) humor. He even plays with the camera more than usual to great effect. If Bergman ever dabbled in screwball comedy, Hannah & Her Sisters is what we would get. Top-tier Allen.
½ January 2, 2017
I saw this Woody Allen movie for the very first time. It's a breezy flick in the sense that it flows effortlessly from story thread to story thread. There's a depth to the story and the characters, which still resonates after nearly three decades. The entire cast is excellent, especially Michael Caine and Dianne Wiest. Both actors won best supporting Oscars for their performances. Allen also won an Oscar for his script. This is a very satisfying movie that pays off right up to the final shot.
December 31, 2016
There's still this sense he's trying to figure something out rather than making new patterns out of stuff he's already done. I love this film
½ December 29, 2016
This movie has been one of my to - watch for some time. Glad I finally got to watch but not as great as I had hoped it would be. I always love Woody Allen ' extensive dialogue - ful movies though.
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December 2, 2016
What makes this film so special and unforgettable - right there with its flawless structure, impeccable direction, three-dimensional characters and phenomenal dialogue - is how Woody Allen is won over by such a surprising amount of optimism, and the result is just perfection.
½ November 27, 2016
I believe that some films are made simply to be delightful and insightful in equal measure, and Woody Allen's masterful, yet simple, "Hannah and Her Sisters" is one of those rare films. I couldn't tell you why precisely, but this movie just plain works.
September 19, 2016
I have limited experience with Woody Allen movies, so I had no idea what to expect here. Hannah and Her Sisters delivered a whole bunch of drama. It's family drama, relationship drama, and even health drama. Allen tries to put a humorous spin on some of it, which works only sparingly. I often have frustration with movies of this style because it is seemingly just a bunch of scenes loosely tied together with no plot. Things just happen, people change, and relationships adapt but there seems to be no point to it all. It accurately reflects how real relationships can sometimes work, and I liked that they showed the juxtaposition of what we think versus what we do. The conversations were authentic, and the acting was sincere, but the story was aimless. I think the movie is intended more as a look at what real life is like, and that's why it was both stressful and boring. There are some scenes that kept me engaged, and I did have enough interest in the characters to wonder where they would end up. I think some people will really enjoy Hannah and Her Sisters, but it's not going to be the general public. Sadly, I tend to have a more simplistic, "general public" taste in film. The lack of a cohesive through-line in the script to bind the multitude of subplots together left me cold and uninterested.
July 19, 2016
"-A week ago I bought a rifle, I went to the store - I bought a rifle! I was gonna, you know, if they told me I had a tumor, I was gonna kill myself. The only thing that might-ve stopped me - MIGHT'VE - is that my parents would be devastated. I would have to shoot them also, first. And then I have an aunt and uncle - you know - it would've been a blood bath."
June 4, 2016
Oh boy. This one is tough. People have so many separate lives. Bad things impact good people without them ever knowing sometimes. Great movie, awesome cast!
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