Woody Allen at his most introspective and negative. A very well made film, with Allen demonstrating his prowess behind the camera to full effect. Some great camera angles, fixed angle shots and lingering shots. Great performances too from all concerned.
However, for the first 90% of the movie there is hardly a cheerful moment (this is clearly not one of the "funny ones"). Negativity is piled upon negativity. This is largely led by the mother, Eve, who is one of the most irritating, depressing characters in all of cinema. Equally depressing is how this has rubbed off on her children.
The pain of watching the first 90% does pay off in the end, as the final few scenes tie the movie together and provide the closure and relief. The contrast is stark, like a release valve being opened, and make the movie worth watching.
It is really a matter of gritting your teeth and getting through the first 90%...
There's a certain beauty to the stillness and restraint shown in this movie. We see the ocean at their beach house only with large tempestuous waves crashing at a pristine, beige beach. However, all these privileged artists can be a strain to watch as they writhe around in their joylessness. I'm used to Woody's tortured artists with their lithium abuse, but it's easier to bear when humor is involved. The warmth in this comes from Maureen Stapleton as their father's new lover. She upsets them all at first, but she lives life with such gusto and kindness that she wins them over. This is a sharp contrast to their icy, grey mother who flies off the handle at every turn, and is a burden to behold.
What little joy exists in this movie cannot overwhelm the downer of a family paralyzed by intellectualism & fear of death. Interiors is very well-made movie, but very hard to enjoy watching.
This is quite a deep and emotional drama which is about an dysfunctional family who are trying to deal with a heavy divorce. The 3 girls are finding it difficult to deal with there parents splitting up and they are also going through there own personal problems in there own relationships. There mother seems to take the "Out of the blue" divorce, extremely hard, but she's convinced that she will get back with the husband until he announces that he has found another woman. It's quite a heavy drama with some emotional scenes, but the acting was brilliant by all of the cast who made the movie very believable. It does seem a bit one toned and every character is depressed through most of the movie, so you do have to be in the right frame of mind to watch it. Watchable!
This really doesn't feel like a Woody Allen movie. In most of the movies that he has written, you can see a bit of his personality in the script, but this film really doesn't have any of his persona. There isn't any wit or any of his quirky lines all the way through the movie so it feels like there is someone else behind the camera. The really young Diane Keaton, impressed me with her deep performance, which reminded me lot of her amazing contribution to the Godfather franchise. Anyway, I personally found it a watchable movie which will touch many hearts, especially those who also have family issues.
Domestic Gross: $10.4million
I recommend this movie to people who are into there Woody Allen movies about a dysfunctional family, with 3 girls who are trying to hold it together during the break up of there parents. 6/10
nothing against the bleakness but didn't think it was a powerful enough nor truly well done drama about effed up families.