Annie Hall review
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 03/24/13
The on-screen romance between Allen and Keaton works wonders for this film. It's unfortunate that the impressive dialogue was not realistic enough. Who would say these lines in real life? "Don't you see the rest of the country looks upon New York like we're left-wing, communist, Jewish, homosexual pornographers? I think of us that way sometimes and I live here." or let’s say "Sometimes when I'm driving... on the road at night... I see two headlights coming toward me. Fast. I have this sudden impulse to turn the wheel quickly, head-on into the oncoming car. I can anticipate the explosion. The sound of shattering glass. The... flames rising out of the flowing gasoline." Creatively pessimistic and annoying. Had a few laughs like when Annie was driving fast and a young Alvy with his classmates.
Best lines from the Alvy - "I mean, you've been married before, you know how things can get." And “'Cause adult education's a wonderful thing.” doctor - "And we've gotta try to enjoy ourselves while we're here." and his mother - "You always only saw the worst in people." One of the better films from Woody Allen, however this is not the type of movie voted for a Best Picture quality compared to its enigmatic sci-fi rival in which legions of fans and movie aficionados have learned to love and quote to this very day (and for the coming years after the new prequels have been created). In this rater's opinion, a good movie stands out from the critics; a great movie will always be talked about after more than 10 years. The movie that lost best picture of 1977 will have new prequels, evidence to its staying power and popular genre/characters/thematics. Annie Hall was charming, Alvy was plain irritating in so many aspects.