Hannah and Her Sisters
Release: January 01, 1986
Release: January 01, 1986

Hannah and Her Sisters is a 1986 film following the lives of a troubled family between two Thanksgivings. It's one of Woody Allen's most popular films, usually grouped with Annie Hall and Manhattan as top critical and fan favorites. Until the release of Midnight in Paris in 2011, this was also the most financially successful of Allen's films. Hannah (Mia Farrow) is a successful actress, wife, mother, and sister. As the oldest daughter of actors Evan (Lloyd Nolan) and Norma (Maureen O'Sullivan), she shoulders the difficult task of keeping the family balanced. Hannah's sister Lee (Barbara Hershey) is an intelligent, recovered alcoholic who lives with a misanthropic artist named Frederick (Max von Sydow). Unbeknownst to Hannah, her husband Elliot (Michael Caine) has fallen hopelessly in love with Lee. And Lee just might return his feelings. Hannah's youngest sister Holly (Dianne Wiest) is an out-of-work actress and recently recovered cocaine addict. Rejection after rejection starts to take a toll on Holly's confidence level and threatens to destroy the progress she's made. Meanwhile, Hannah's ex-husband Mickey (Woody Allen) has a crisis of his own as he tries to balance his job as a television producer with his crippling hypochondria and fear of death. Relationships and affairs evolve in surprising ways and it all leads up to one final Thanksgiving, three years after the start of the film, that finds everyone in situations they never expected.

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