A nervous romance.
New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall.
New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall.
Woody Allen Diane Keaton Tony Roberts Carol Kane Paul Simon Shelley Duvall Janet Margolin Colleen Dewhurst Christopher Walken Donald Symington Russell Horton Dick Cavett Marshall McLuhan Beverly D'Angelo Tracey Walter Sigourney Weaver Laurie Bird Mark Lenard John Glover John Dennis Johnston Jim McKrell Paula Trueman Shelley Hack Jeff Goldblum Gary Mule Deer Walter Bernstein Hy Anzell Mordecai Lawner Joan Neuman Show All…
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Alvy Singer is one of the most horrible, selfish, destructive, rude, scared, intolerant and broken characters ever put to screen.
He's also one of the most human.
this whole movie relies on woody allen’s self deprecation but you can tell that to this day he thinks he’s the smartest and funniest writer in hollywood and this goddamn movie isn’t even good. that’s all
A conversation that always seems to appear in some shape or form throughout my last three years being a part of the film community is "separating art from its artist" and what it really means to give high praise towards something created by an awful person (either ignorant of their actions or fully aware of them).
It's one that's reached it's peak in conversations with the rise of the #MeToo movement along with the fall of people like Harvey Weinstein or Kevin Spacey, and especially with a major Best Picture nominee at the moment being (mostly) directed by a known serial rapist, so it's one I think everyone is aware of and in some way has an opinion about.
I’ve seen a lot of movies jack themselves off, some of which I actually quite loved, but this one went full autofellatio. This review isn’t even about the allegations against Woody, I actually went in expecting to love this. I would just genuinely love to hear others thoughts on why it’s considered a masterpiece because I feel like I’m...missing something.
Annie Hall beat Star Wars for best picture. I feel bad, ya know? Annie Hall is a beautiful and wonderful look at romance, told by the brilliant mind of Woody Allen.
And yet, Star Wars fan-boys (including me) hated the film, no matter if they've seen it or not.
Now, I can say without reservations, that I was wrong.
Annie Hall is simply wondrous.
Now, I wouldn't say that I enjoy it better than Star Wars, but Annie Hall is a film that is so accomplished in so many ways.
First off, the performances by Woody Allen and Diane Keaton are excellent, both bringing character and liveliness to their roles. In particular, Woody's character of Alvy Singer is sublimely executed.…
There are many great directors whose movies I'm ashamed to say I haven't seen and Woody Allen is way up near the top of the list. It's too bad I'm only discovering his work now, but now that I've broken in I'm excited to explore around. Woody Allen has a sort of frenzied neurosis which reminds distinctly me of Charlie Kaufman, and one crucial area where both men succeed is in discussing issues which are close to my heart (emotional alienation here in Annie Hall; creative struggles in Adaptation) in a way which I can actually enjoy (on the other end of things for example Punch-Drunk Love is about problems…
I don't know if it's because I can't comprehend a time when a self-destructive cynic is an interesting character and not everyone my age, or if I have to be a Jewish New Yorker, but I just didn't get it. I mean the characters feel real and there's a couple funny scenes, but I don't understand why this is a classic amomgst great rom-coms like The Graduate. But, I will say this, you can practically see Allen congratulate himself after every take.
Woody Allen is a monster who should be barred from Hollywood, but this is still a consistently entertaining comedy. Definitely a product of its time, but still holds up to this day in a way few other 70s comedies do and its influence on modern comedy and the rom-com genre can’t be understated.
People want to shit on Woody Allen for being a manipulative creep (Both in the film and in real life), but why not focus on just how excellent Diane Keaton is here instead? She brings just the right amount of nervous, boundless energy and charisma to her role to balance out Allen’s neuroticism. In fact, the whole supporting cast definitely lifts up a lot of the material…
imagine choosing woody allen over paul simon
There is no great triumph in Annie's self-reclamation from Alvy's narcissism and overbearing posture. She does not "break" from some kind of masculine dominance to instead pursue a life her own in some kind of feminist act of power. The relationship is also not merely that of subjugation and domination. Instead both are given to a kind of autoerotic love, in which the lover apart from them is instead an imagined extension of the self, to say that they project ideal partners on to each other. Allen only demonstrates how this affects himself, but in seeing Annie try and grab his hand to take him somewhere else, you begin to realize why Annie didn't break it off months beforehand, which is that she is also guilty.
Annie Hall was always a classic where first of all, I knew it was one of the greats. Second of all, I knew it beat Star Wars for Best Picture in 1978! Yet I had never seen Woody Allen’s great directorial achievement. Now streaming on Netflix as part of a selection of Oscar nominees in preparation for this year’s Academy Awards, Annie Hall I think is one of the best rom-coms of all time. Blended with seriousness and comedy, Allen highlights the dichotomy between the “real” and the “reel,” all the while bringing laughs from beginning to end.
After going on a movie date with an aspiring singer (Annie Hall, played by Diane Keaton), a neurotic comedian begins to replay…
I really wish this movie wasn’t made by a pedophile cause for the most part I liked it a lot. I don’t know, I thought the movie sometimes was too overindulgent and thought it was funnier than it actually was. However it really was ahead of its time and has some pretty good jokes here and there so whatever. 7/10
Ah! Sudden Shelly Duvall!
Ah! Sudden Jeff Goldblum!
Went in expecting to love this, but sadly no.
It's clever at times and the performances and characters feel authentic, but it's also vaguely annoying, especially Woody Allen's character.
I couldn't really find myself relating to or really liking any of the characters.
It's a shame when watching something that's considered such a classic, leaves you feeling so empty.
"I hate Woody Allen physically, I dislike that kind of man. I can hardly bear to talk to him. He has the Chaplin disease. That particular combination of arrogance and timidity sets my teeth on edge.
"He is arrogant. Like all people with timid personalities, his arrogance is unlimited. Anybody who speaks quietly and shrivels up in company is unbelievably arrogant. He acts shy, but he’s not. He’s scared. He hates himself, and he loves himself, a very tense situation. It’s people like me who have to carry on and pretend to be modest. To me, it’s the most embarrassing thing in the world—a man who presents himself at his worst to get laughs, in order to free himself from…
Ugh I dunno. It’s Woody Allen so ick, but it’s definitely influential so...fine? Couple charming moments but at the end of it I was just sort of like “well that was a movie I watched” so I don’t know how to rate it
I’ve seen it and it wasn’t the worst movie watching experience of my life but it also wasn’t the best and also Woody Allen so whatever that’s my review
Maybe I’ll write more later when I’ve had time to digest
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