Annie Hall

DVD - 1998
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Annie Hall
Woody Allen's semiautobiographical portrait of his amorous, but ultimately mismatched, relationship with co-star Diane Keaton. Allen uses satire and comedy to portray this "nervous romance" for modern times.

Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, c1998
ISBN: 0792838475
Branch Call Number: DVD Comedy ANNIE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (93 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in


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Jan 01, 2015
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was one film I've been telling myself I'd watch for years, and finally got around to. I can say it was mostly what I was expecting: the overly insecure, neurotic, self-deprecating Jewish guy whining about relationship problems; i.e., Woody Allen's routine schtick. I didn't hate it, in fact, I DID enjoy it. Diane Keaton was young and beautiful and her rendition of "Seems Like Old Times" was quite impressive.

Dec 15, 2013
  • empbee rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

After more than 30 years it is still a great entertainment.

Oct 21, 2013
  • Ron@Ottawa rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This film is now 35-year old, and has been receiving good ratings in the past. However, as I get older, I find myself beginning to dislike Allen's constant over-acting. His character begins to irritate me. Yes, there are some funny moments in the film, and some good spoken lines. But for me its charm has worn off - a long time ago.

Sep 03, 2013
  • LibraryUser53 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I hadn't seen this movie since it was first released in 1977. I enjoyed it then, and I enjoyed it just as much now. In 2013 it does come across somewhat dated at times, but overall remains an enjoyable movie. This is a great one to turn off the phones, pop in the DVD player, turn on the TV, sit back, popcorn and soda at hand, and watch this fun romantic comedy. Comedian Alvy Singer (Woody Allen) narratives the ups and downs of his on-again off-again relationship with Annie Hall (Diane Keaton). It's clear from the beginning this is not a good match personality-wise. Alvy's a neurotic self-obsessed pseudo intellectual compulsive. He thinks of life as a series of disasters, pain, and misfortunes. His favorite movie is "The Sorrow and the Pity: Alvy believes love in a world like this is "irrational and crazy and absurd"; contrast this to Annie, who subscribes to magical-thinking "close-your-eyes-and-and-all-your-problems-will-go away" fatalism. Annie just "goes with the flow". It can't work. But there are some truly fun times in between.

Apr 22, 2013
  • btmslt rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

One of Allen's best.

Apr 07, 2013
  • ThelmaPickles rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The previous reviewer called Woody Allen's character "neurotic" and "annoying". Why not take some time to write about how the sky is blue while you're at it? Annie Hall is one of the best films of all time. Hands down. Period.

Nov 22, 2012

I think there is way too much hype about this movie. Woody Allen's character is annoyingly neurotic and awkward. But Diane Keaton is quite young and beautiful.

Feb 24, 2012

Entertaining and sweet with moments of satirical genius. Gags throughout the entire film. Woody rocks!

Jun 22, 2011
  • marvelboy888 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Despite being Allen's most famous endeavor, the film doesn't quite hold up in modern times. As a teenager, it just didn't connect with me. Pleasant, but not as good as it is made out to be.

May 07, 2011
  • dumbghosts rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

What a funny, sad, brilliant movie.

Woody Allen, perhaps at his sweetest best, and not the neurotic mess he plays in his movies now.

Dianne West, pretty, stylish, smart and ditzy, and unforgettable.

Together, they tell the story of a New York couple as they get fall in love, get together, and ultimately end up doing that thing that most relationships do. The story telling is innovative and playful. An animated sequence, monologues, "breaking the fourth wall" scenes, flashbacks where the characters comment on the memory itself... all combine with a non-linear story line to create a breathtaking romantic comedy, where you will be hard pressed to find one line that is out of step or unnecessary. At one point, a character remarks that he writes a play out of his experiences with Annie Hall, and you can't help but wonder if you've just watched one.

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Jan 01, 2015
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

(In California) Annie Hall: "It's so clean out here!" Alvy Singer: "That's because they don't throw their garbage away. They turn it into television shows."

Jan 01, 2015
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Alvy Singer (to Annie Hall): "A relationship, I think, is like a shark, y'know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark."

Sep 03, 2013
  • LibraryUser53 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Alvie: There's an old joke. Uh, two elderly women are at a Catskills mountain resort, and one of 'em says: "Boy, the
food at this place is really terrible." The other one says, "Yeah, I know, and
such ... small portions." Well, that's essentially how I feel about life. Full of loneliness and misery and suffering
and unhappiness, and it's all over much too quickly.

Annie: "La-dee-da, la-dee-da"


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Apr 22, 2013
  • btmslt rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

btmslt thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over


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