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Everyone Says I Love You (1996)

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A New York girl sets her father up with a beautiful woman in a shaky marriage while her half sister gets engaged.

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Nanny
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Nanny
Madeline Balmaceda ...
Nanny
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Nurse
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Old Woman
Jeff DeRocker ...
Homeless Man (as Jeff Derocker)
Cherylyn Jones ...
Mannequin
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Mannequin / Harry Winston Dancer
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DJ
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Holden and Skylar are in love with each other. Skylar lives with a large and extended family on Manhattan. Her parents, Bob and Steffi have been married to each other for many years. Joe, a friend of theirs, who has a daughter, DJ, with Steffi. After yet another relationship, Joe is alone again. He flees to Venice, and meets Von, and makes her believe that he is the man of her dreams. However, their happiness is fake all the way, and she returns to her previous husband. Steffi spends her time with charity work, and manages to break up Skylars and Holdens relation when she introduces Skylar to a released jailbird, Charles Ferry. Written by <THURESON@HEM.PASSAGEN.SE>

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Rated R for one use of strong language | See all certifications »

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3 January 1997 (USA)  »

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Woody Allen Fall Project 1995  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

ITL 1,247,673,000 (Italy) (31 January 1997)

Gross:

$9,714,482 (USA) (25 April 1997)
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Woody Allen did not tell the actors that it was a musical until after they signed their contracts. See more »

Goofs

Holden (Ed Norton) and Skylar (Drew Barrymore) are engaged to be married but during the scene in the jewelery store Holden is wearing a wedding ring on his ring finger. (The man of course does not wear a ring until after the wedding). See more »

Quotes

Steffi: Y'know over the years I often wondered what would have happened if we stayed together.
Joe: Well, that's something we never gonna know. We've managed to produce a fabulous daughter though. She got your looks, fortunately, and my... magic personality.
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Louise
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Written by Leo Robin & Richard A. Whiting (as Richard Whiting)
Arranged and Conducted by Dick Hyman (uncredited)
Performed by 'Dick Hyman and the New York Studio Players'
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The experiment works
16 September 2000 | by (california) – See all my reviews

High camp and high neuroses in the same picture.

If you get everything you ever wanted, you still aren't satisfied because your own fantasies can never be truly fulfilled in the real world. It's kind of what Woody Allen is saying by making this movie into a goofy musical. It's his own fantasy of what movies used to be like, but can't ever be anymore. The small touches of realism, like the grocery store heist or the homeless man breaking out into song provide both humor and a commentary on how unsubstantial and irrelevant musicals are. But aren't they fun?

The most obvious example of the theme is the Julia Roberts storyline. She gets everything she ever wanted, but instead of making her happy in her new life, it helps her therapy for her old life. Joe was married to Steffi, all the woman he ever wanted, but he was so afraid it would fall apart that it did fall apart. Skylar wants a man to take control and sweep her off her feet, but when Charles Ferry comes along and does just that, she can't live with the consequences. There are other examples.

The execution of the movie is awkward and sometimes off-putting. But this movie is an experiment in form x function - what kind of story lends itself to the musical form? Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. For example, it used to be that musicals helped you into the mood by introducing songs, something that couldn't be done here because of the very nature of the story. It can be stagey and forced if you're not already in the mood. On the whole, however, everyone seems to be having a good time, and it shows up in mostly loose, endearing performances - even the ever-annoying Goldie Hawn, who I'd normally want to toss in the river in any other movie.


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