Holden (Norton) and Skylar (Barrymore) are in love. She lives in Manhattan with her extended family, which includes her liberal lawyer father Bob (Alda) and mother Steffi (Hawn), as well as an ultra-conservative brother (Lukas Haas). Joe (Allen) is Steffi's ex; after yet another failed relationship he flees to Venice, meets Von (Roberts), and entrances her into thinking he's the man of her dreams by using intimate info his daughter (Natasha Lyons) picked up eavesdropping on Von back in New York. Steffi manages to break up Holden and Skylar by introducing her daughter to newly released convict Charles Ferry (Roth). Woody Allen attempts to recreate a magical 40s musical in the present, with lots of traditional songs (everyone but Barrymore does his or her own singing, somewhat unfortunately), and big dance numbers. Who could really believe a Julia Roberts character hooking up with Allen's aging schlemiel? Even the normally dependable Norton looks sweet and brave, but uneasy. Itzhak Perlman appears as himself, but Tracey Ullman and Liv Tyler ended up on the cutting room floor. Fitfully amusing and delightful, but often embarrassing, too.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus
EVERYONE SAYS I LOVE YOU is a movie written and directed by Woody Allen in 1996.
Goldie Hawn and Alan Alda live in Manhattan with their five children. They form a wealthy family who can spend the Christmas Holidays at the Ritz Hotel in Paris. Their daughter Drew Barrymore is on the verge of marrying Edward Norton when she falls in love with Tim Roth, a dangerous criminal who has just been released from prison. In the meantime, Woody Allen, Goldie Hawn's first husband, tries to seduce Julia Roberts by using intimate informations about her directly coming from the office of Julia Roberts's psychanalyst.
A superb musical from Woody Allen. Highly recommended.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler