Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hey Stout! #CheckThisOut -- Annie Hall

Annie Hall ©1977 United Artists
Hey Stout! #CheckThisOut: Student worker Eric recommends the Woody Allen classic, "Annie Hall" for your viewing pleasure! Check availability or place a request.

It's crazy how often the library's Woody Allen movies are just sitting on the browsing DVD shelves waiting to be checked out. Are today's college students simply unaware of Allen's innovative directing style and his knack for writing hilarious and relatable stories? ​There are plenty of classics, from "Play it Again, Sam" all the way to his most recent film "Blue Jasmine," but perhaps the best starting point for the un-Allen-itiated would have to be 1977's "Annie Hall."

The movie was written and directed by Allen, who also plays the lead role of comedian Alvy Singer. Like many of his films, "Annie Hall" explores the absurdity of human behavior and the trials and tribulations of romance. Singer tries to figure out where his relationship with Annie Hall, played by Diane Keaton, went wrong. It's a relatively simple rom-com story loaded with clever observations and hilarious antics on the part of the neurotic lead. The cast also features Tony Roberts, Carol Kane, Paul Simon and Christopher Walken.

Review by Eric

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