Annie Hall details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Colleen Dewhurst, Colleen, Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Carol Kane, Paul Simon, Shelley Duvall, Janet Margolin, Christopher Walken, Sigourney Weaver, Jeff Goldblum, Shelley Hack, Tony Roberts, Beverly D'Angelo|
|Studio:||20th Century Fox|
|Collections:||100 must-see movies, 100 Rom-Coms, American Film Institute's top 100, Best Picture Oscar Winners, Romantic Comedies|
|Run time:||1 hour 29 minutes|
|Rental release:||10 Jul 2000|
|Dubbed:||German, French, Spanish, Italian|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English, German|
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Woody Allens finest hour (and a half)By Noel Clay from Colchester, England , 08 Dec 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]For anyone who's ever hated himself, and wondered why ... watch Annie Hall.
Let's face it, regardless of flaws and inconsistencies, it's worth watching pretty much any Woody Allen movie just for the few classic one-liners that are bound to be in there. With Woody playing basically himself here, he delves into past loves, metaphysics and lobsters with more of those classic lines than you can shake a stick at.
Although I think generally Woody is infinitely more talented as a stand-up comedian than as a filmmaker, I admit that I do have something of a soft spot for 'Annie Hall'. Mostly it's just the sheer simplicity of the storyline that just allows Woody to go ahead and revel in his trademark self-deprecative, depressive humour -- constantly self-referencing, coming out with witty remarks and amusing sketches as only he can. Also, it's just so INVENTIVE. You get a real sense of a director who is simply improvising, almost like watching Woody himself on stage in front of a live audience. It's a quality that very few of his movies I've seen have possessed, and that's why I think this is easily his best work.
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Nice work, Woody!By santaclaws (90 reviews) from Wales , 29 Dec 2011I gave this four stars because at the end of the movie I realised it had kept me enthralled throughout, despite its simple plot. Woody is funny as ever and Diane Keaton is utterly charming.
Woody when he buzzedBy Ian_Hiles (48 reviews) , 23 Aug 2011To be honest, I can't remember this arriving. I do have it in my collection, though, and watched it on a double bill with Alan's Manhattan.
It is typical vintage Woody Allen: a sharp, bittersweet (Jewish) comedy of sexual politics in the 70s. If you like that sort of thing, or have any appreciation of cinema, nothing I say here is going to persuade you to watch it or not touch it with a barge pole.
Just for the record, I think it's fantastic.
Overly intellectual, self-indulgent navel gazingBy Steeleye (8 reviews) , 19 Aug 2011I had heard a lot of good things about this film, but I was left cold by it. I can see that it would have been fresh and innovative in the mid '70s, but it hasn't in my opinion stood the test of time. Its mildly amusing at times and has the odd interesting thing to say about relationships that go cold.
I think my wife summed it up best 'overly intellectual, self-indulgent navel gazing'.
Classic Woody Allen, but slow moving...By SteveJay (6 reviews) , 20 Jul 2011
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideIt's difficult to watch this movie with the same eye one would have had in 1977. Allen's defining movie doesn't quite match up with Manhattan as far as plot is concerned, but offers a wonderfully drole insight into the making and breaking of a relationship. It characterises Allen's ability to write superb dialogue but left me feeling a little bored at points.
Woody Allen: GENIUSBy Teagal (9 reviews) from Taunton , 24 Jun 2011Absolutely timeless. Consistantly good, I woke up at 7.30 feeling really ill and couldn't sleep, put Annie Hall on and felt better even after the first couple of minutes. Woody Allen: genius.