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.
Action / Comedy / Romance
Action / Comedy / Romance
Alvy Singer, a forty year old twice divorced, neurotic, intellectual Jewish New York stand-up comic, reflects on the demise of his latest relationship, to Annie Hall, an insecure, flighty, Midwestern WASP aspiring nightclub singer. Unlike his previous relationships, Alvy believed he may have worked out all the issues in his life through fifteen years of therapy to make this relationship with Annie last, among those issues being not wanting to date any woman that would want to date him, and thus subconsciously pushing those women away. Alvy not only reviews the many ups and many downs of their relationship, but also reviews the many facets of his makeup that led to him starting to date Annie. Those facets include growing up next to Coney Island in Brooklyn, being attracted to the opposite sex for as long as he can remember, and enduring years of Jewish guilt with his constantly arguing parents.
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