My 150 Favorite Movies - #48
Woody Allen has directed so many great movies, that it's difficult to pick just one. So here's another one: Hannah and Her Sisters, in which Woody directed Michael Caine in his first ever Oscar-winning role. The plot is a bit complex, but it takes place between two Thanksgiving, as we witness one family's dynamic, mainly centering around Hannah, played by Mia Farrow, and her two sisters, Lee (Barbara Hershey), and Holly (Dianne Wiest, another Oscar winner), and their various domestic dramas. Suffice to say there's a lot of comedy, mixed in with all the drama, mainly relating to Woody's character, who's a suicidal hypochondriac (yes, it IS funny!) Maureen O'Sullivan, Farrow's real-life mother, plays her mother in this movie, and gets some of the best lines, including one of my all-time favorites: "this haircut that passes for a man!"