Hannah and Her Sisters

Synopsis: Three successive family Thanksgiving dinners mark time for Hannah (Mia Farrow), her younger sisters Lee (Barbara Hershey) and Holly (Dianne Wiest) and the men in their lives. Lee is having an affair with Hannah's husband, Elliot (Michael Caine), and trying to end her Svengali-like romance with artist Frederick (Max von Sydow). Holly is frustrated by her lack of career fulfillment and her increasing dependence on Hannah's largesse, while being courted by the hypochondriac Mickey (Woody Allen).
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Production: Orion Pictures
  Won 3 Oscars. Another 22 wins & 27 nominations.
 
IMDB:
8.0
Metacritic:
90
Rotten Tomatoes:
93%
PG-13
Year:
1986
107 min
473 Views

ELLIOT (V.O.)

You're a dignified financial

advisor. It doesn't look good for

you to swoon.

The camera stays with Elliot, who is still watching the

offscreen Lee. In the background, guests continue to

chatter warmly with each other.

Hannah, carrying a tray of hors d'oeuvres, walks up behind

the distracted Elliot.

HANNAH:

(nibbling on an hors d'oeuvre)

Elliot? Elliot?

(rubbing his shoulder)

Sweetheart?

Elliot returns from his reveries with a start.

ELLIOT:

(turning to Hannah)

Mm-hm?

HANNAH:

(pointing to the tray)

Have you tried these? These are

wonderful.

(nibbling, swallowing)

Holly and her friend made them.

Elliot, taking one of the hors d'oeuvres, starts nibbling as

well as he and Hannah walk past the bookshelf into the

living room.

ELLIOT:

(swallowing)

They're fantastic.

HANNAH:

(overlapping, still eating)

Aren't they great?

ELLIOT:

Your sister is an unbelievable cook.

HANNAH:

(swallowing)

I know! I know!

Elliot and Hannah, eating and talking, walk past a hallway

and offscreen as Holly appears, walking down the hallway.

She holds a drink and a plate of hors d'oeuvres; she stands

at the entrance to the hallway, eating and looking at the

offscreen guests.

HANNAH:

(walking offscreen)

She has all the cooking talent.

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Submitted by acronimous on May 09, 2016

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