Hannah and Her Sisters (DVD)

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Description

Woody Allen writes, directs and stars in this Academy Award-winning comedy drama. Hannah (Mia Farrow), a wife, mother, successful actress and linchpin to her family, is married to Elliot (Michael Caine), but Elliot is in love with Lee (Barbara Hershey), Hannah's sister. Holly (Dianne Wiest), Hannah's other sister, is jealous of Hannah, whilst Mickey (Allen), Hannah's first husband, is convinced he is dying of a brain tumour. When Hannah's world is turned upside down by all her relatives' behaviour, she finds she has to choose between her family and her independence. The film won Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor (Caine), Best Supporting Actress (Wiest) and Best Screenplay (Allen).

Product Details

Barcode
5050070008258
Department
Movies & TV
Released
19 Aug 2002
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Comedy
Region
Region 2
Language
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
Studio
MGM Home Entertainment
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
  • Scene Access
  • Enhanced WS tv
  • Bonus Footage
  • Trailers
Runtime
103 min
Age Restriction
15
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Hannah and Her Sisters
Release Year
1986
Running Time
107 min
Language
English
Categories
Comedies / Character Study / Classic / Essential Cinema / Family Interaction / Friends / Infidelity / Recommended / Romance / Theatrical Release
Ratings
IMDb
7.9
Rotten Tomatoes®
91% 90%
Metacritic
90
Synopsis
Woody Allen combined the best parts of his earlier films in creating HANNAH AND HER SISTERS, his 1986 masterwork about the changing relationships among three sisters living in New York City. Hannah (Mia Farrow) has put her acting career aside in order to take care of her family with second husband Elliot (Michael Caine in an Oscar-winning performance). Elliot has fallen in love with Hannah's sister Lee (Barbara Hershey), who herself is feeling suffocated by her cynical, mean-spirited loner of a lover, played with great intensity by Ingmar Bergman regular Max von Sydow. Meanwhile, third sister Holly (Oscar winnner Dianne Wiest) is struggling to find her own voice, working as a caterer while she tries to get her own acting career going. And in the middle of everything is Mickey (Woody Allen at his most neurotic), a television writer who is divorced from Hannah, has dated Holly, and, when he suspects he might have a brain tumor, decides to reevaluate his life and his faith in God.

HANNAH AND HER SISTERS is Allen's most fully realized, optimistic adult comedy. He won a well-deserved Oscar for his marvelous screenplay, filled with his trademark sharp, witty dialogue, his undying passion for New York (its culture, architecture, music, romance), and some of his most well developed characters. The cast is extraordinary, the music illuminating, the settings magnificent. Taking place over the course of a few Thanksgivings, Allen's insightful, wonderful film is a thoroughly enjoyable mature look at the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of family life.
Poster
Poster for Hannah and Her Sisters
Cast & Crew
Director
Woody Allen
Star
Michael Caine / Woody Allen / Mia Farrow / Carrie Fisher / Barbara Hershey / Julia Louis-Dreyfus / Lloyd Nolan / Maureen O'Sullivan / John Turturro / Max Von Sydow / Dianne Wiest
Screenwriter
Woody Allen
Producer
Robert Greenhut
Director of Photography
Carlo Di Palma
Editor
Susan E. Morse
Production Designer
Stuart Wurtzel
Costume Designer
Jeffrey Kurland
Music
Michael Bramon
Movie Critics
Los Angeles Times
"...Mellow, beautiful, rich and brimming with love, HANNAH is the best Woody Allen yet and, quite simply, a great film..."
Sheila Benson (7 Feb 1986, p.C1)
New York Times
"...Nonstop exhilaration -- a dramatic comedy not quite like any other, and one that sets new standards for [Allen] as well as for all American movie makers..."
Vincent Canby (7 Feb 1986, p.C4)
Rolling Stone
"...Ardent, ambitious and memorable....[A] compassionate comedy..."
Peter Travers (14 Dec 1989, p.23)
Sight and Sound
"...Allen interweaves the stories of Hannah, Lee and their other sister Holly with exemplary skill, creating a witty, sophisticated and brilliantly shot comedy-drama..."
Geoffrey Macnab (1 Oct 2002, p.63)
Total Film
5 stars out of 5 -- "Around these characters the film weaves a rich Chekhovian mix full of wry insights into the fragility of human emotions."
Philip Kemp (1 Feb 2012, )

Awards

Academy Awards
Best Original Screenplay
Winner: 1986 - Woody Allen
Best Supporting Actor
Winner: 1986 - Michael Caine
Best Supporting Actress
Winner: 1986 - Dianne Wiest