Annie Hall

  • 15
  • Woody Allen (1977)
  • US
  • 89 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
5 out of 5

Although Woody Allen had still to acquire great technical strength as a film-maker, this was the movie where he found his own singular voice, a voice that echoes across events with a mixture of exuberance and introspection. Peppered with hilarious, snappy insights into the meaning of life, love, psychiatry, ambition, art and New York, this comic delight also gains considerably from the spirited playing of Diane Keaton as the kooky innocent from the Midwest, and Woody himself as the fumbling New York neurotic. The narrative runs parallel to the real-life relationship between the two leads (Keaton's real name was Hall and she was nicknamed Annie), and the film scooped four Oscars, including best film and screenplay (co-written with Marshall Brickman) for Allen, and best actress for Keaton.

Plot Summary

Oscar-winning romantic comedy, starring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton. Successful nightclub comedian and comedy writer Alvy Singer lives alone in Manhattan, dividing his time between stage appearances, visits to the movies and sessions with his analyst. Then into his life comes Annie Hall, a beautiful, insecure woman with a penchant for men's clothes and ambitions to be a singer.

Cast and crew

Cast

Alvy Singer
Woody Allen
Annie Hall
Diane Keaton
Rob
Tony Roberts
Allison
Carol Kane
Tony Lacey
Paul Simon
Pam
Shelley Duvall
Robin
Janet Margolin
Mom Hall
Colleen Dewhurst
Duane Hall
Christopher Walken
Dad Hall
Donald Symington
Grammy Hall
Helen Ludlam
Alvy's dad
Mordecai Lawner
Alvy's mom
Joan Newman
Alvy aged nine
Jonathan Munk
TBC
Sigourney Weaver

Crew

Director
Woody Allen

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
BFI
Guidance: 
Contains some swearing.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Released 19 Oct 2001
Certificate 15
Categories
Comedy

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