Husbands and Wives (1992)
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A fine piece of movie which explores relationships and marriages. It makes you think that if such perfect relationship is ever possible and how hard to maintain a marriage after long years.
I also like Woody's movie shooting which full of ordinary conversations and no need to mention that performances were excellent.
Another midlife crisis film from Woody Allen, Husbands and Wives follows two marriages in trouble (one of them imperiled simply by the other falling apart) almost as if it were a documentary, an impressed helped along by personal interviews which are, in reality, therapy sessions. Unsurprisingly, Allen's assembled a good cast, and he balances amusing banter with dark, raw moments. There's also a bit of a metatextual layer to the film, criticism leveled at the novel written by Allen's own character a stand-in for his output during the 90s, and this film in particular. Whether the self-awareness is good for the picture, I haven't decided, nor if it answers my questions about his habitual tropes (or whether it should at all). These kinds of films are never going to be my favorites from his canon, but it's nevertheless a good character study.
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This movie ranks #90 in Stanley Kubrick, Cinephile
This movie ranks #248 in Cahiers du cinéma - Yearly top 10s
This movie ranks #410 in The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made
This movie ranks #444 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
This movie ranks #514 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
This movie ranks #650 in Doubling the Canon