Hannah and Her Sisters Movie Review Summary

Actors: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Michael Caine, Barbara Hershey, Dianne Wiest, Max Von Sydow, Daniel Stern, Carrie Fisher

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HANNAH AND HER SISTERS is a movie written and directed by Woody Allen in 1996.
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Michael Caine, Mia -Hannah- Farrow's husband, has fallen in love with his wife's sister Barbara Hershey but can't find the words to leave his loving wife. Barbara will wait for a year but will finally decide to break a relation leading nowhere. Michael will stay for his own good with Hannah.

Woody Allen, the hypocondriac ex-husband of Hannah, experiences a virulent mid-life crisis after having feared he had a terminal disease.

Dianne Wiest, Hannah's second sister, is desperately looking for a goal in life and, eventually, for the right man to be with. She will find peace and inspiration by writing plays whose main characters are inspired by the people she knows.
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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   rekindling lost love/marriage Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   (General) search for meaning/identity Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Comedy or Parody about    -   Woody Allen Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   producer/director Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Jewish


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   scientific labs    -   theater

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing

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