Saturday, 16 February 2013

80's Flashback: Hannah And Her Sisters (1986)

Woody Allen might not be everyone's cup of tea, but one thing he is very good at is making a movie's character so "in depth" you feel like you are watching a fly on the wall documentary. Hannah And Her Sisters is a classic example of this sort of filming and possibly one of Woody Allen's finest hours.

The story surrounds a group of sisters who all have their own issues, ones husband is straying, one is living with a much older man, one can't get a man. Each of the stories are connected by more than just the fact they are sisters, and each sister is given a sufficient amount of time to tell their story.

Barbara Hershey, Mia Farrow, and Diane Wiest play the sisters, while Max Von Sydow, Michael Caine, and Woody Allen play the "men" in their lives. The performances are fantastic, the ensemble cast of other characters are as long as your arm. There are laughs, but this is much more of a drama.

Hannah And Her Sister's is one of those slices of 80's cinema that is the very reason people above 30 look back at the 80's with such affection.

You can purchase Hannah And Her Sisters from Amazon, by clicking the links below.

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