Annie Hall (1977)
(R) 93 mins

The quintessential Woody Allen film. ĎAnnie Hallí not only delves into the many neuroses of the acclaimed director, but is one of the funniest films ever made. Films like ĎAirplaneí and ĎMeet the Parentsí succeed in telling essentially the same joke throughout the entire film. As do most comedies. ĎAnnie Hallí succeeds in telling jokes in the most creative fashion Iíve ever seen. Thereís a scene with subtitles. Thereís two scenes that have a split screen. Thereís an animated scene. We see Annie dissect herself in one of her own memories. We see Woody sitting in class as a 6 year old. Believe me, I could go on.

But whatís truly great about ĎAnnie Hallí is that itís probably the best relationship film Iíve ever seen. Itís not perfect, they have problems. The love between Annie and Alvy (Woody Allenís character) isnít earth-shattering, no. More importantly, itís real. Although how can you not fall for Diane Keaton in the film?


Oscar Awards
Best Picture
Best Actress (Diane Keaton)
Best Director (Woody Allen)
Best Original Screenplay

Oscar Nominations
Best Actor (Woody Allen)