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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 troubled marriage while her stepsister gets engaged.

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Woody Allen

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Woody Allen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Norton ... Holden
Drew Barrymore ... Skylar
Diva Gray Diva Gray ... Nanny
Ami Almendral Ami Almendral ... Nanny
Madeline Balmaceda Madeline Balmaceda ... Nanny
Vivian Cherry Vivian Cherry ... Nurse
Tommie Baxter Tommie Baxter ... Old Woman
Jeff DeRocker Jeff DeRocker ... Homeless Man (as Jeff Derocker)
Cherylyn Jones Cherylyn Jones ... Mannequin
Tina Paul Tina Paul ... Mannequin / Harry Winston Dancer
Vikki Schnurr ... Mannequin
Natasha Lyonne ... DJ
Kevin Hagan Kevin Hagan ... Doorman
Alan Alda ... Bob
Gaby Hoffmann ... Lane
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Storyline

Holden and Skylar are in love. Skylar lives with a large extended family in Manhattan. Her parents, Bob and Steffi, have been married for many years. Joe, a friend of theirs, has a daughter, DJ, with Steffi. After yet another relationship, Joe is alone again. He flees to Venice, where he meets Von, and makes her believe that he is the man of her dreams. However, their happiness is fake all the way, and Von returns to her husband. Steffi spends her time in philanthropy, and manages to break up Skylar and Holden by introducing Skylar to ex-con 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Woody Allen Fall Project 1995 See more »

Filming Locations:

Théâtre National de Chaillot See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$131,678, 8 December 1996, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$9,714,482, 27 April 1997

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,104,765
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Mono)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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In the Harry Winston dance sequence, Edward Norton's dancing resembles that of Groucho Marx in Animal Crackers, the character celebrated later in this film, when they perform Hooray for Captain Spaulding in French. See more »

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Quotes

Charles Ferry: [having suddenly kissed Schuyler] How was it?
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My Baby Just Cares for Me
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Written by Walter Donaldson and Gus Kahn
Arranged and Conducted by Dick Hyman (uncredited)
Performed by Edward Norton, Natasha Lyonne, Edward Hibbert, The Helen Miles Singers, and 'Dick Hyman and the New York Studio Players'
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Allen does music
2 May 2005 | by The_VoidSee all my reviews

So, Everyone Says I Love You is pretty much the typical Woody Allen comedy, complete with all the staples that define his oeuvre; lots of neurotic characters, a performance from the man himself, New York City...only this time, there's one big difference - it's also a musical. It's well known that Woody Allen is a big fan of cinema, and therefore it is not unreasonable to assume that this film is Allen's tribute to the classic musicals of yesteryear. Everyone Says I Love You is typically Woody Allen in spite of the obvious difference in genre to the rest of his movies. I'm not a fan of musicals, and if I were to be overly critical of this film; I would say that it would have been better as a straight comedy-drama, without the musical element. However, it's the musical side of the piece that gives it it's unique edge, and dropping that from the film would have ensured that it isn't the movie that Allen wanted it to be. Not to mention the fact that the musical side of the movie makes it striking in the way that only Woody Allen can be.

For this film, Woody Allen has put together a terrific cast. Of course, a number of stars is part of Allen's trademark, but I think he outdid himself with the cast of this movie, which includes the likes of Edward Norton, Natalie Portman, Drew Barrymore, Julia Roberts, Goldie Hawn, Tim Roth, Natasha Lyonne and Alan Alda. Not to mention Woody himself. I'm not a fan of all of those film stars, but seeing a number of familiar faces in a movie together is always a treat for a movie buff. The song and dance sequences in the film aren't all that well put together, as the songs are largely unimaginative and the film fails on the whole to capture the grandeur of the classic musical. However, the drama side of the movie is very strong; and as usual, Woody's script is funny, touching and obscure in equal measure. He's given himself the best part, and has most of the other characters commenting on how great he is, but Woody Allen without a huge ego just isn't Woody Allen. I don't rate this as a movie at the very peak of Allen's filmography, but it's a strong one and it's recommended to his fans.


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