Hannah and Her Sisters Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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
I love his movies because of him, and ''Hannah and Her Sisters'' (1986) barely had Allen himself in it, and in fact, the only scenes i thorougly enjoyed were the scenes starring Allen. The rest really wasnt that interesting in my opinion, it's just a sappy romance movie about a love-hexagon between 6 people over 2 years, and it is not that funny, nor does it have any interesting characters, except Allen's and Max von Sydow's.
All in all, ''Hannah and Her Sisters'' (1986) is a fine film, but i expected more from Allen. Some consider this one of his finest films, i consider it a big disappointment.