Annie Hall

1977

Action / Comedy / Romance

145
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 98%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 93%
IMDb Rating 8 10 226694

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Beverly D'Angelo as Actress in Rob's T.V. Show
Diane Keaton as Annie Hall
Woody Allen as Alvy Singer
Sigourney Weaver as Alvy's Date Outside Theatre
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by dylanholden1995 3 / 10

Pretentious movie making fun of pretentious people.

This movie and all the characters in it are Art and Humanities mayors idea of smart. The movie for a while seems to be a type "Catcher in the Rye" type of story in which the protagonist labels everyone as either pretentious or a hypocrite, but that in the end realizes that maybe he is the one who is pretentious and a hypocrite so he needs to change or he will drive himself mad. The protagonist was perfect for that. He thinks of literature as science and adores Freud and thinks he understands all of humanity for reading him, because apparently he did not get the memo that psychology has move on from Freud. He treats everyone as stupid, like he is the only interesting person in the world, and makes himself miserable.

You would have thing that the movie would end up with him learning a lesson about acknowledging how his narcissism is making him and everyone around him miserable, but no. Despite all the meta joke about himself, his conclusion is that he is just too smart and that he thinks too much to be happy.

So that's that, he is just to high of a being to be happy and there's nothing he can do about it. Everyone really is as shallow, pretentious, and hypocritical like he said they are. All of his disgusting conduct is justified because he is a genius and he gets life, unlike the happy people that are just too dumb to realize that they are suppose to be miserable.

The entirety of this movie is nothing but mental masturbation, trying to disguise it self with a few self deprecating jokes.

That being said there are undeniable funny moments, and when you're not rolling your eyes you will be laughing.

Reviewed by gab-14712 8 / 10

Funny....At Times

Annie Hall was 1977's Best Picture winner at the Oscars. I don't think it should have been. It was a solid movie for sure, but I couldn't buy the movie as the best film of 1977. While Woody Allen's Bananas was a screwball comedy, this film does mark Allen's most mature film up to this point. The comedy is still there, but the movie is deeper than in Allen's previous efforts. Allen cited advancing age for his more philosophical views (as he turned forty in 1975 which gave him strong opinions about death.) These philosophical views involves what it means to be romantic, Jewish heritage, the ideas of getting older, the banality of life, and of course as in most Allen's film, a love story to the great city of New York. It also has been told that the movie resembles the personal life of Woody Allen. I wouldn't find that surprising because he did date the star of the film, Diane Keaton at one point. I thoroughly enjoyed the philosophical views that Allen had in the film.

That also comes to the crux of my problems I had with the film. All the philosophy is fine and dandy, but people don't realize how much this film is talking. People call this film a masterpiece, but they fail to see that this film is 121 minutes of talking and walking. I was mesmerized by Allen's incredible dialogue, but eventually the talk wore me out (which is hard to do). This is a major issue, but luckily for the film it was the only issue I had. Too much talk, but the words were incredibly fluid thanks to the thoughtful script by Allen. There are some memorable monologues, and I liked how Allen spoke to the camera. It is rare for a movie to have an actor speak to the camera in a successful way, but Allen made it work here. He created a romantic comedy that made people laugh, and also made people cry. It represented more of a mature side to him that people seldom saw before this. Sure his screwball antics are still here, but his maturity level was elevated by several notches.

Alvy Singer (Woody Allen) is a neurotic stand-up comedian who reflects on the demise of his last relationship. He dated a woman named Annie Hall (Diane Keaton) who was an aspiring nightclub singer. Alvy reflects over the good times and bad times over the course of their relationship and also on factors that caused this relation to happen. He talks about growing up near C0ney Island, how he had sexual desires from a very young age, and how he always felt guilty about his Jewish heritage growing up.

I've seen this movie twice. The first time, it took awhile for me to appreciate Woody Allen's acting in this film. This time, I was instantly brought in to the story by his inner monologue. Allen is essentially playing himself with lots of rapid intellectual dialogue. But I enjoyed watching him piece out the information on why his relationship failed. I really did like how be added depth to his character. He may be funny, but it's not all about the comedy this time around. Diane Keaton, whom we know from The Godfather, does very well in her role. Her character is somewhat based off herself she admitted. Her character is shy, insecure at times, but she's sweet and honest. There are some good supporting roles here too. We get to see a young Christopher Walken as Annie's brother Duane. We see two other women that Alvy got into relationships with and they were performed decently from Carol Kane and Shelley Duvall. Also, there are two blink-or-you-miss cameos in the film. Keep any eye out for Jeff Goldblum and Signourey Weaver! Overall, I enjoyed watching what is probably Woody Allen's most personal movie. He later admitted he was not happy with the film because it was not the film he intended to make. But that didn't stop critics and audiences alike all around the world from calling Annie Hall the best movie of 1977. Unfortunately, I do not share that sentiment. I do, however, think this film is a good watch. It's funny at times, but it is also a thoughtful film. I would even call it a semi-experimental film. It's a film that you need to pay utmost attention to or you'll be lost. The story is not linear because there are mnay flashbacks spread throughout. Only Woody Allen could create enough witty and strong dialogue where you wouldn't need action to complement those words. For that reason alone, this film is deserving of its Best Screenplay Oscar win. This movie is a solid watch thanks to a strong, intelligent screenplay and very strong performances from Woody Allen and Diane Keaton. However, it falls short from the masterpiece everyone claims it to be.

My Grade: B

Reviewed by mike48128 9 / 10

Woody Allen is Right!

Nothing has changed in the 40 years since this film was made. Everyone is still against Jewish people who basically just want to be left alone, judging by the recent idiotic "rant" by the White Supremacists. Woody Allen's very autobiographical and neurotic self-portrait with his lifetime love Diane Keaton. Her character wants to be a White "Billie Holiday". Her Hollywood friends are into lines of cocaine and constant parties. The best "gag" of all is when Woody sneezes and spoils about $2000 of cocaine. Alvy Singer (Woody) makes love to several neurotic "skinny" women. He is a stand-up comedian and writer. He has appeared on TV and with Johnny Carson. It features a ton of "stars" like Paul Simon. Also future stars like Christopher Walken, Shelly Duvall, Carol Kane, and many more, all so very young. Allen carries tons of "Jewish Guilt" around with him. He eats an Easter ham dinner with Annie Hall's family and imagines himself a Rabbi. A doctor suggests that pork and shellfish might have made him sick (non-Kosher "forbidden" foods). Annie Hall (Diane Keaton) is kind of a ditzy character and can't get aroused by Woody's character unless she is high. What women find attractive about him remains a great mystery to me! It starts out slowly and builds into a comedic classic. Of course it will not appeal at all to Millennials and Blue-Eyed "Wasps". It's a acquired taste, just like The Marx Bros. and W.C. Fields comedies. Either you find it hilarious or ya' just don't "get" it at all!

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