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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 Rey ... 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hannah Takes the Stairs See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,901, 26 August 2007

Gross USA:

$22,815

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,923
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Shot without a script. See more »

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References The Muppet Show (1976) See more »

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1812 for 2006
Composed and Performed by Kevin Bewersdorf
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mumblecore
18 August 2018 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Hannah (Greta Gerwig) is a twenty something starting an internship at a Chicago production office working under writing partners Matt and Paul. Her boyfriend Mike (Mark Duplass) quits his job. She contemplates breaking up and Mike decides to do it himself. She starts to fall for his co-workers which causes friction among the trio.

This is Joe Swanberg, mumblecore, and the indie circuit. Gerwig is starting out her partnership with Swanberg. She definitively has a star quality to her. She is very much the IT girl of the movie. On the other hand, Matt and Paul are not being played by IT guys. It would help to have Duplass play one of the guys. There is real tension happening between Hannah and Mike. It gets really uncomfortable and dark at times. The love triangle needs that kind of tension and darkness. Without it, the film goes limp. They struggle to get to that same level. It doesn't put Hannah in the best of light either. The movie falters to the finish.


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