Suffering from writer's block and eagerly awaiting his writing award, Harry Block remembers events from his past and scenes from his best-selling books as characters, real and fictional, come back to haunt him.
Hannah, Holly and Lee are adult sisters from a show business family, their boozy actress mother who still believes she's an ingénue that can attract any man she wants, despite still being married to the girls' father, Evan. Hannah, on her second marriage to a man named Elliot, a financial advisor, is the success of the family, taking a break from her acting career to raise her children. Everyone turns to her for advice, while she never talks to others about what she needs or feels. Her first husband, Mickey, is a comedy show writer and hypochondriac, who is going through a crisis as he mistakenly believes he will die soon without a clear belief, as a non-practicing Jew, of what will happen to him in the afterlife. Single Holly is the insecure flaky sister, a struggling and thus continually unemployed actress, who has just started a catering business with her actress friend April, in order to do something constructive with her life. In her own security, Hannah even set up Holly and ... Written by
Mia Farrow admitted "a small sick feeling . . . deep inside me" which "I shared with nobody was my fear that 'Hannah and Her Sisters' had openly and clearly spelled out his feelings for my sister. But this was fiction, I told myself . . . so I put those thoughts out of my mind." See more »
Mickey's audiometry doctor tells him he has a loss of hearing in the "high decibels" region. He clearly meant "high frequency" region, as "high decibels" refers to increased loudness. See more »
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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Arguably Woody Allen's best production with the exception of "Annie Hall".
The film follows three sisters (Mia Farrow, Barbara Hershey and Oscar-winner
Dianne Wiest) through their careers and their relationships. Farrow is the
backbone that keeps everything together. However, husband Michael Caine
(Oscar-winning) has his eye of Hershey and something might come of his
crush. Max Von Sydow is seeing Hershey, but he may not be enough to curve
her lust. Wiest seems to be the odd one out as she struggles with
everything, thinking of herself as second-rate to sister Farrow. You know
she might fit in well with Farrow's ex-husband (the priceless Allen). A wild
film of vivid characters that entertains to the paramount. Allen received an
Oscar for his screenplay and was nominated yet again for his dead-on
direction. Not a perfect film, but Allen's amazing story-telling and his
superb creation of memorable characters and sequences make "Hannah and Her
Sisters" one of the better films of the 1980s. 4.5 out of 5
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