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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 | French | Italian | Hindi

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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Trivia

The title of the film comes from a song in The Marx Brothers movie Horse Feathers (1932). One of the songs, "Hooray for Captain Spaulding" (which is sung in French), is from another Marx Brothers movie, Animal Crackers (1930). Another soundtrack song, "You Brought a New Kind of Love To Me," was sung by the Marx Brothers imitating Maurice Chevalier in Monkey Business (1931). See more »

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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

Bob: [about his Republican son] Steffi, bring down a copy of my will... and an eraser. Okay?
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Soundtracks

I'm Thru With Love
(1931)
Written by Gus Kahn, Matty Malneck (as Matt Melneck), and Fud Livingston
Arranged and Conducted by Dick Hyman (uncredited)
Performed by Woody Allen, Natalie Portman, Alan Alda, Edward Norton, Goldie Hawn, 'Dick Hyman and the New York Studio Players', and John Frosk, trumpet
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Does What Every Musical Should Do
2 September 2007 | by jzappaSee all my reviews

Woody Allen, one of my absolute favorite film directors, goes against the grain of his normal outings with a very creative cinematic device which involves making a bright, happy musical that takes the course of a normal film starring actors who've never sung before singing with their normal voices in musical numbers with no truly professional dancers. With this vastly fun element of the movie, Allen shows us life if any old person broke out into song. And that is what makes it an even more pleasant and encouraging escape that many other normal musicals.

One has never before looked at a cast the same way. I wonder what reviews were like. I can say that Alan Alda, who's always fun, has one of the very best voices in the film and even plays the piano. The same goes for Goldie Hawn, who apparently was scared to death of singing in the film. She's also still extremely hot. Julia Roberts plays a very very serious role and never sings, but it was definitely interesting to observe what she and Woody are like on screen together. He carries the scenes, and she loyally follows. Natascha Lyonne is the definite highlight of the cast, playing a hyperconfident girl in that midpoint between girl and woman whose flights of fancy make her extremely fickle with men. Edward Norton, one of the best contemporary actors we have, is actually not at his best in this film. It feels like he just doesn't know how to get comfortable in his role. His voice is OK. Billy Crudup, in a small role, is actually quite unexpectedly funny in a little number in a cab with a Middle Eastern driver. Tim Roth, an unexpected addition to the bit players like Crudup, has a great non- singing role that recalls the genre he's been working in for most of his career.

Where a lot of musicals repel most people because of their agonizingly featherweight stories, this one does what a great musical is supposed to do, which is lift your spirits and make you feel the very deepest potential of life's beauty that can possibly be pulled out of it, and because of Allen's unorthodox method, it nails it. It's one of my favorite musicals, of which there are few. It's a very interesting ensemble epic that involves all different strands pertaining to the love life and newfound wisdom of each member of a wealthy and happy family.


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