Three sentence movie reviews: Annie Hall
I’m sorry, fans of Annie Hall, but I got so bored during this movie I read the IMDB trivia on my computer while the movie was still happening on the TV. I can appreciate the unique cinema techniques deployed and there were parts of this movie that were amusing, but Woody Allen’s schtick makes me feel trapped and unable to breathe and then very bored. However, Diane Keaton was wonderful and I also had no idea that Woody Allen was a stand-up comedian before he was a writer/director.*
Cost: free from library.
Where watched: at home.
*This is kind of bizarre to me, as I feel I have a good handle on popular culture of the 60s & 70s even though I was too young/not born to experience it first hand. But if you had asked me the day before I had watched this movie if Woody Allen was a stand up comic I would have insisted that no, he writes and directs movies.
I have never really had an interest to see this movie, which I realize many would see as a sacrilege. Diane Keaton is always pretty great. Woody Allen on the other hand, a little more inconsistent for my taste (the standup things is surprising to me, too).