Bottom Line: Now’s the time for a horrible pun: this film is “Han”-tastic!
Directed by: Woody Allen
Starring: Barbara Hershey, Dianne Wiest, Mia Farrow, Michael Caine, Woody Allen
I’m a devout fan of director Woody Allen’s films, and I hold a higher respect for him than I do for any other filmmaker. After seeing quite a handful of his films, I’m well aware that his films are often structured very similarly. His scripts are mainly dramatic with romantic bits, wry and sarcastic humor, characters that are anything from narcissistic to hypocritical (especially the ones he himself plays), small assortments of jazz music, frank discussions of religion and politics, subdued endings, and black and white title sequences. Despite HANNAH AND HER SISTERS being no different in its structure–if anything, it emphasizes on each and every one of those components–it seems to be something we haven’t yet seen before. Clearly, structure isn’t everything.