09 August 2010
Annie Hall (1977)
Don't you see the rest of the country looks upon New York like we're left-wing, communist, Jewish, homosexual pornographers?
So basically: After breaking up with his neurotic girlfriend Annie Hall, equally neurotic Alvy Singer reflects on their relationship to try and figure out what went wrong.
Honestly, that's the plot. I can't think of anything else to say about it. What a boring, pretentious movie! If you read the Manhattan review, you know how much I hate Woody Allen and he certainly does not improve upon my impression with this movie. I'm very glad his films are short or I don't think I would have rewatched them. The fact that he writes, directs, and stars in his films annoys me. Some people can get away with it, but Allen comes off as so egocentric he'd rather have everything than concentrate on making a good movie. And gawd! Have you noticed that in his movies (at least in the two that are on the list, haven't seen any others), everyone sees an analyst? Are they that incapable of sorting out their lives on their own? Come on. And all the crap the analysts tell them about their lives is just stupid. Srs, neither of them are that messed up. Also the fact that Allen breaks the fourth wall several times in this film is annoying and pretentious.
I don't know how people like these movies. I honestly will never get it. Basically, no this does not deserve to be on the list.
Ziggi seal of disapproval!