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Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  7 February 1986 (USA)
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Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.

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During a Thanksgiving Day party we make acquaintance with a numerous and problematic family. The leading characters are three sisters: Lee, the woman of Frederick, an old misanthrope painter; Holly, who dreams of becoming a writer, or an actress, or who knows who...; Hannah, famous actress, beautiful, intelligent, good mother, good wife, good sister, in short perfect, the pivot of the family. The balance begins to break up when Hannah's husband, Elliot, falls in love with Lee, who leaves Frederick. Holly goes through a deep crisis and meets Mickey, the former husband of Hannah, a hypochondriac TV producer. The affairs evolve and at the last Thanksgiving ... Written by Maurizio Semolic <semolic@oat.ts.astro.it>

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Hannah y sus hermanas  »

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$6,400,000 (estimated)

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$40,084,041 (USA)
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After actors Max von Sydow and Barbara Hershey finished filming their characters' break-up scene, the film crew gave them a standing ovation. See more »

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Dolly tracks are visible when the camera pulls back in the living room. See more »

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Elliot: God, she's beautiful. She's got the prettiest eyes. She looks so sexy in that sweater. I just want to be alone with her and hold her and kiss her and tell her how much I love her and take care of her. Stop it you idiot, she's your wife's sister. But I can't help it. I'm consumed by her. It's been months now. I dream about her, I - I - I think about her at the office. Oh Lee, what am I gonna do? I hear myself moaning over you and it's disgusting. Before, when she squeezed past me at...
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Woody's best 80's movie
26 August 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Woody Allen makes movies that will sometimes be partial duds with great lines and characters, and then he'll make an all around great movie like Manhattan, Sleeper or Deconstructing Harry. In the 80's, he had a period where most of his films were less than great (Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy and September for example). But this is the gem in that period, a comedy with great acting matched with a finely tunes screenplay with the usual neurotic characters (Woody, of course, and also Caine in a awesome, Oscar Winning role) and somewhat normal ones. Often hilarious, a little bittersweet, and in the end it shows that it is a worthy Allen picture. A+


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