memento_mori's Movie Review of Annie Hall

Rating of

Annie Hall

(Not) the comedy milestone.
memento_mori - wrote on 09/15/13

Considered to be Woody Allen's masterwork of romance and humor, Annie Hall has gone down in history with many filmgoers and critics alike for being so relatable… I can testify it's a good romcom, but where exactly is the relatable part?

I of course like, what everyone understands under the film. The humor and the way it is displayed. The dialogue is over the top and extravagant. I simply adore the way the story is told through nervous Alvy Singer's eyes, often breaking the fourth wall to bring a point across or express something. His mannerisms and way of speech add all the more hilarity to the role and brings new life to romantic comedy couples. Every time those two were on screen, I was giggling.

My main problem with this film is that I don't know how to properly judge it. I don't know when it's being creative or over the top, I don't know whether the comedic delivery is perfect or flawed. It's a very different romantic comedy, that's the compliment I can serve it, but there is honestly a little too little in this movie. I guess it would be stupid to say it lacked depth, but I never felt completely involved in these characters' lives.
To me this is a very odd relationship and it often feels like an extended episode of FRIENDS with very generous direction. It's just not involving in the sense of making the characters relatable. Alvy Singer is as far away from normal as a person can get in the idea of love life, which is both a good and a bad thing.

There are a lot of ups and downs in this film. Although a very simple film to watch, it makes me wonder what it is really trying to say and why it feels so far away from everything. Maybe I'm the only one, but Annie Hall is not the big romantic comedy milestone to me.

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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 09/20/13 at 03:54 AM CT

Annie Hall Review comment

After viewing this again I felt Star Wars was really robbed hahaha Sorry just biased. Your right about this being simple, Allen had other better works which went unnoticed. Cool review bro and thanks for The Hunt comment, its underrated.

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