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Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 22 August 2007 (USA)
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Hannah is a recent college graduate interning at a Chicago production company. She is crushing on two writers at work, Matt and Paul, who share an office and keep her entertained. Will a ... See full summary »

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Joe Swanberg

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Cast

Cast overview:
Greta Gerwig ... Hannah
Kent Osborne ... Matt
Andrew Bujalski ... Paul
Ry Russo-Young ... Rocco
Mark Duplass ... Mike
Todd Rohal Todd Rohal ... Brian Duges
Tipper Newton ... Minnie
Kris Swanberg ... Gaby (as Kris Williams)
Kevin Bewersdorf Kevin Bewersdorf ... Guy Who Lays Down
Ivan Albertson Ivan Albertson ... Stephen
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Hannah is a recent college graduate interning at a Chicago production company. She is crushing on two writers at work, Matt and Paul, who share an office and keep her entertained. Will a relationship with one of them disrupt the delicate balance of their friendship? Written by Joe Swanberg

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hannah Sobe as Escadas See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,901, 26 August 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$22,509, 26 October 2007
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Film Science See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Shot without a script. See more »

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Featured in Brows Held High: Tiny Furniture (2014) See more »

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The Only One
Written and Performed by The Ice Cream Floats
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Does Shot Without A Script Ever Work?
19 September 2007 | by swnthomSee all my reviews

Let's be honest. Your movie could have Tom Cruise, Greta Garbo, Robert DeNiro and many other "stars" in it. It could be a collaborative piece co-directed by Martin Scorsese, Howard Hawks, Jean-Luc Godard. Sven Nykist could be doing the camera work. You could bill it as Robert DeNiro having real on screen sex with Greta Garbo and on and on and on. However, if it doesn't have a script or has just a minimal outline, then it will never be what it could be. Shows like Reno 911 are the exception to the rule. They are both no means the norm.

"Hannah Takes The Stairs" suffers from having no script. It is its glaring weakness and what, in the end, makes it wholly unsatisfying. As a whole, the story wanders around way too much and does not give its viewer a reason to really care for any of its characters. It is the kind of film you watch once and then forget about totally. If you were to ask me, should I see "Hannah Takes The Stairs", I would say, "Definitely. Watch it once but you won't ever want to watch it again."


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