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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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Comedy | Drama

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7 February 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hannah y sus hermanas  »

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$6,400,000 (estimated)

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$40,084,041 (USA)
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The poem Eliot gives Lee, which contains the line "nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands", is "somewhere i have never traveled, gladly beyond", by e.e. cummings. See more »

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

Quotes

[first lines]
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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Referenced in Deconstructing Harry (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Freedonia's Going To War
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from Duck Soup (1933)
Music by Harry Ruby
Lyrics by Bert Kalmar
Performed by Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx and Harpo Marx with chorus
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My brief review of the film
31 January 2005 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

An interesting and very well acted slice of different people's lives, the film poses a number of intriguing questions in terms of life, death, love and relationships. It is a fascinating film: carefully directed and aided by some meticulously perfect use of non-original music. The film is split in chapters, and such a style makes the film flow very well. Despite being a drama, it is still manages to meld in some of Woody Allen's delightful wit, creating a film with laughs, pains, joys and sorrows. And then there is the quality of the acting, which is stunning to say the least. Mia Farrow is sensational in the best performance of her career, just brilliant as the providing, sustaining sister of the family, and Caine, Allen, Hershey, Kavner and even Max Von Sydow are all at their careers' best. For a film that has nowhere much too go, it is certainly quite something.


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