Everyone Says I Love You (1996)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  

USA, 1996.  Miramax, Buena Vista Pictures, Magnolia Productions, Sweetland Films.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by Boston Film Critics Awards 1996.  Golden Globe Awards 1996National Board of Review Awards 1996.

Woody Allen pays tribute to the classic musical genre but does not come up with anything overly memorable. Socialites and convicts, tourists and lovers abound in this tale that takes place in New York, Venice and Paris and features a star-studded cast who all perform with exceptional vigour and sing with even more aplomb. and are lovers thwarted by Barrymore’s sudden attraction to an ex-convict (), Allen is attracted to and gets his daughter (a terrible ) to find out information about her that he can use to woo her, and and are parents of Lyonne, Barrymore, , and , who are happily married while dealing with the many problems their children seem to be facing. Gorgeously photographed like a candy-coloured forties musical, the film is rife with classic songs like ‘I’m Through With Love’ and ‘Makin’ Whoopee’, and the choreography by Graciela Daniele is excellent, but the musical selections could have been scored better instead of being sporadically thrown into a rather weak story.

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