Sunday, August 5, 2012

Hannah and Her Sisters

I watched Hannah and Her Sisters last night, a Woody Allen movie about the intertwined lives of three sisters. There are several narrative strands, but the central story line concerns an affair between Lee (played by Barbara Hershey) and Hannah's husband (Michael Caine).

The tempo, dialogue, dramatic focus, and look of the movie were all excellent. Woody Allen really captured New York in the mid 80s. The film included internal monologues of the main characters, which really helped draw me in and feel connected. The tension around the central affair was also very well done.

I guess I was left wondering how we were supposed to feel about the adulterous couple, particularly Lee, who seemed very sweet and reasonable, and yet did such a despicable thing.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the 80's again and one of woody allen's best--a story with a beginning, a middle, and actually an end--and a good one at that!