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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

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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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Dolby Digital (Mono)

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the Harry Winston dance sequence, Edward Norton's dancing resembles that of Groucho Marx in Animal Crackers (1930), the character celebrated later in this film, when they perform Hooray for Captain Spaulding in French. See more »

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Quotes

Steffi: I've been trying since we got divorced to find the right woman for him, somebody to match up with his personality. I'm beginning to wonder if the world population isn't too limited.
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Soundtracks

Just Say I Love Her
("Dicitencello Vuie") (1930)
Written by Martin Kalmanoff, Sam Ward, Jack Val, Jimmy Dale, and Rodolfo Fabio
Arranged and Conducted by Dick Hyman (uncredited)
Performed by 'Dick Hyman and the New York Studio Players', and Dominic Cortese, accordion
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The experiment works
16 September 2000 | by stills-6See 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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