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Annie Hall (1977)

PG | | Comedy, Romance | 20 April 1977 (USA)
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Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall.

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Duane Hall (as Christopher Wlaken)
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Mordecai Lawner ...
Alvy's Dad
Joan Neuman ...
Alvy's Mom (as Joan Newman)
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Ruth Volner ...
Alvy's Aunt

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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 Huggo

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A nervous romance.

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Comedy | Romance

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20 April 1977 (USA)  »

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Anhedonia  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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$39,200,000 (USA)
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In early shots of Alvy and Annie at the health food restaurant in L.A. a yellow and red KISS billboard can be seen in the background down the street. This is when the band was at their peak of celebrity. See more »

Goofs

When Annie drives Alvy home from the tennis game she quickly parks behind a red car. The next cut, showing the two exit the vehicle, clearly shows them parked behind a blue car. See more »

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[first lines]
Alvy Singer: [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 »

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Referenced in That '70s Show: Kitty and Eric's Night Out (2000) See more »

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A Hard Way To Go
(1977)
Written by Tim Weisberg (uncredited)
Performed by Tim Weisberg on A&M Records
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Fresh and Innovative

Woody Allen never created a more enjoyable film. Annie Hall is as innovative and clever as any movie has ever been. What makes Annie Hall such a great film is Allen's carefree screenplay and direction, in which he breaks all of the rules, giving the viewer the sense that anything can happen. Allen makes us characters into his story by talking to the camera, telling us jokes, and sharing his opinions with us.

Many of Allen's once original tactics have become commonly used techniques. Woody Allen includes flashbacks, vignettes, voice-over commentary, animation, fantasy, putting himself and others into flashbacks, and subtitles, telling what the characters are thinking. Much of Allen's other works has never been so full of priceless innovations and jokes.

The characters themselves are so well defined that they feel real to the viewer. By the time the film ends, we can see exactly why Alvy Singer and Annie Hall broke up in the first place. That's great filmmaking.


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