The essence of life is undoubtedly ?Love'. This eccentric family tale illustrates love and its uphill and downhill effects followed by family feasts. The story relates to DJ who is the daughter of Joe Berlin (Woody Allen) and Steffi Dandridge (Goldie Hawn). Steffi is now married to Bob Dandridge (Alan Alda). DJ has three sisters Skylar (Drew Barrymore), Lane and Laura (Nathalie Portman) and one brother Scott (Lukas Haas). The story begins in New-York where we meet Skylar and her boyfriend Holden Spence (Edward Norton). They are indeed a lovely couple... The story stretches through New York, Venice and Paris and the flow is in all the four seasons of the year. Each transition is illustrated by throwing a spotlight into Central Park. ?Everyone says I love you' is one of the rare musical comedies of the 1990's. This musical comedy by Woody Allen inscribes the comeback of this artistic style into the US lifestyle of fun and frolic and emotional importance.
[...] Concerning “Everyone says I love you : this film is a romantic and familial comedy also a musical comedy and finally a fairy-tale (III). I. “Everyone says I love you” as a romantic and familial comedy “Everyone says I love you” starts in New York during the spring. Contrary to the tradition of love movies, Woody Allen introduces characters without transition: the story is introduced by a love song where Skylar and Holden are singing, “Just You, Just Me” with passers-by: young mothers; old ladys ; tramps and also Yves Saint Laurent models. [...]
[...] Conclusion With “Everyone says I love you”, Woody Allen combined 1930s musical sensibilities with his familiar themes to a mixed result that divided audiences and critics. Many considered this film as homage to earlier musical comedies such as Minelli's movies for example. Woody Allen films mainly reflect his strange and lunatic personality. Furthermore, Woody says that some of his movies related his unstable love life. Indeed after two weddings and two serious relationships, Woody Allen began a 12-year relationship with Mia Farrow; they never married but they adopted two children and had one biological child together. [...]
[...] Sometimes Allen gives to his spectators some life's lessons. For example, here is the scene of Grandpa Funeral, during which we still attend a quarrel between Scott and his father Bob. Extract n°2: 58'00 1'00'13. And the film is concluded by a final moral: everyone should love each other. II. “Everyone says I love you”, a musical comedy Since the beginning of the film, through songs and dances, we visit New York: The Central Park, like in Minnelli's movies, then poppies of the Magicien d'Oz, Park Avenue, etc. [...]
[...] "Everyone says I love you" contains characteristics to be considered as a romantic musical comedy and also as a fairy-tale. And as in classic tale, “all is well that ends well and they lived happy and had many children . [...]
[...] In the late 1990s he came back to lighter movies, such as, “Bullets Over Broadway” in 1994, followed by a musical comedy “Everyone says I love you” in 1996. Towards the end of the 1990s, in contrast to these lighter movies, Allen made dark and satirical movies with “Deconstructing Harry” in 1997 and “Celebrity” in 1998. Considered as a big event in Allen's life, he started to make films somewhere else than in New York: he went to London and later, to Barcelona: In 2005 “Match Point” was one of Allen's most successful movies in the past ten years. [...]
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