Yesterday I watched three movies I had never seen before; Annie Hall, 9 to 5, and West Side Story. Both Annie Hall and West Side Story have won Best Pictures, broadening my knowledge of the Best Picture-winning movies. Today, I wanted to share my mini-reviews of each film. Enjoy!
Before this, I had only seen one Woody Allen movie, Blue Jasmine. Blue Jasmine, starring Cate Blanchett, is absolutely amazing. I was hoping Annie Hall would be the same. In a way, it was. It’s very clear to see that Annie Hall revolutionized the way romance films were made, essentially becoming the building blocks of a romantic comedy, and for that, I can see its importance to cinematic history. Is it the best movie I’ve ever seen? Not by a long shot. And does it make me want to see more Woody Allen movies? Yes…and no.
Annie Hall tells the story of a 40-year-old bachelor/comedian who just can’t seem to settle down with any woman he meets. He finally finds this one woman, Annie Hall, and despite the fact that they are obviously meant for one another he just…can’t seem to keep from screwing stuff up between them.
The film is fun but not fully funny. It’s mostly witty with a chock load of crudeness thrown into the mix. Ultimately, the film is not one I will probably watch again.
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