Alvy Singer, a forty year old twice divorced, neurotic, intellectual Jewish New York stand-up comic, reflects on the demise of his latest relationship, to Annie Hall, an insecure, flighty, Midwestern WASP aspiring nightclub singer. Unlike his previous relationships, Alvy believed he may have worked out all the issues in his life through fifteen years of therapy to make this relationship with Annie last, among those issues being not wanting to date any woman that would want to date him, and thus subconsciously pushing those women away. Alvy not only reviews the many ups and many downs of their relationship, but also reviews the many facets of his makeup that led to him starting to date Annie. Those facets include growing up next to Coney Island in Brooklyn, being attracted to the opposite sex for as long as he can remember, and enduring years of Jewish guilt with his constantly arguing parents. Written by
Karen Gillan stated that she watched Annie Hall as part of her research for her lead role in Not Another Happy Ending. See more »
When Annie Hall sings "It Seems Like Old Times," she sings "walk" twice. It should have been:
Seems like old times
Having you to walk with
Seems like old times
Having you to talk with.... See more »
[addressing the camera]
There's an old joke - um... two elderly women are at a Catskill mountain resort, and one of 'em says, "Boy, the food at this place is really terrible." The other one says, "Yeah, I know; and such small portions." Well, that's essentially how I feel about life - full of loneliness, and misery, and suffering, and unhappiness, and it's all over much too quickly. The... the other important joke, for me, is one that's usually attributed to Groucho Marx; but, I ...
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Christopher Walken's name is misspelled in the credits as "Christopher Wlaken". See more »
This is one of the most horrible films I have ever seen. I know my films, and I cannot believe the adulation some give this unfunny, unclever mess. This movie came out at a great time for hack Woody Allen
he had 60's and 70's audiences by the throat because they, for some
odd reason, loved him for the most part. Fortunately, by the mid-80's people finally started to wise up to this shyster, and that's why every movie he makes completely bombs.
It's not about "getting it" - oh how I hate it when elitists like Allen fanatics try to pull that crap on people. "It's just over your head..." "Woody is an acquired taste..." "He's for sophisticates..." BULL. He SUCKS. He's a hack.
I actually do like a few Woody Allen films. I repeat, "like." Play It Again Sam was OK. Broadway Danny Rose was OK. A few more were OK. But really. "Annie Hall" is a joke. It's not clever, it's not funny, it's not entertaining, it's a farce. It's a great trick that Allen pulled on audiences and he got away with it. In 1977, he must have been laughing like mad behind everyone's backs. "I can't believe how great they are saying this movie is!!" My goodness. You gotta give Allen credit in a strange way though. For putting a mess like this out in theaters takes nerve. Politely smiling while everyone is praising your film that you know is a piece of crap takes nerve. Woody proves that old saying miscredited to P.T. Barnum is totally true!
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