Synopsis: The story of a very dysfunctional family and what happens when the parents divorce. Eve (Geraldine Page) and Arthur (EG Marshall) are a 60-something couple, recently separated. They have three adult daughters - Renata (Diane Keaton), Joey (Mary Beth Hurt) and Flyn (Kristin Griffith). Renata is a poet and is married to Frederick (Richard Jordan). Joey is (reluctantly) in advertising and is married to Mike (Sam Waterston). Joey is a film and TV actress. Eve is an incredibly negative woman and this has had a toxic effect on her children. This results in stifling, unsupportive relationships and joyless lives.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Woody Allen
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 11 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
92 min


I had dropped out of law

school when I met Eve.

She was very beautiful,

very pale and cool in her black dress

with never anything more than

a single strand of pearls.

And distant.

Always poised and distant.

At the time the girls were

born it was all so perfect,

so ordered.

Looking back, of course, it was rigid.

The truth is

she created a world around us

that we existed in,

where everything had its place, where

there was always a kind of harmony.

Great dignity.

I will say,

it was like an ice palace.

Then suddenly one day,

out of nowhere,

an enormous abyss opened up beneath our feet

and I was staring into a face

I didn't recognize.

Basic popularity and appeal of Mao

for so-called American Marxists.

This is supposed to go in

under the sequence in reel two

about South Africa.

What we want to do is get to examples.

But the idea is, Mao's style

was Marxist-Leninist,

but that he was accessible

to the lower classes

because of his use of homilies.

The example would be,

"The hardest thing is to act properly

throughout one's whole life."

What the hell does that mean?

Or even worse...


I wasn't expecting you.

I hope I'm not disturbing you.

No. I just couldn't imagine who it was.

Is Joey here?

Joey's in the shower.

Can I get you anything?

Some coffee, if you don't mind.

All right. It's no trouble at all.

I think I found a very

nice vase for the foyer.

You'll probably think it's an extravagance,

but it's not, all things considered.

These pieces are becoming increasingly rare.

Isn't that exquisite?

I hope you like it, because it's perfect

for what I have in mind for the foyer.

We already have a vase in the foyer, Eve.

Yes, but this will never look

right when we redo the floors.

I've never understood why the

floors have to be redone.

We discussed all that, Michael.

Don't you remember?

You agreed.

You know, it costs money to have these

things done and redone three times over.

But it's such a large floor space.

That's why we agreed the paler tones

would make a more subtle statement.

The pale woods would be lovely.

I never agreed about anything.

I'm always being told.

I wouldn't put it that way.

How would you put it, Eve?

First the living room was

finished, then it wasn't.

Then the bedroom needed more work.

Now the floor has to be stripped again.

You picked the sofa, then you hated it.

It was lovely. It was just the wrong scale.

This is not an exact science.

Sometimes you just have to see it.

Then you get the feel of it.

You didn't like that in the bedroom?

I knew you were gonna say something.

I get better use out of it here.

Well, that's fine. It's meant to be used.

It's just that it's part of what

we were trying to do in the bedroom.

The shade and the bedspread set

each other off so nicely, I thought...

How much is the vase?


Give me a break.

All right, Michael, I'll return it.

Would you mind closing the window?

The street noises are just unnerving.

I hope you two aren't

having another argument.

I love that suit.

It's a unique color.

Renata calls it ice-gray.

It makes you look very beautiful.

Isn't she beautiful, Michael?

Very lovely.

I don't feel lovely. I'm exhausted.

I've been running up and down

Second Avenue all day.

Wow. Is this for us? It's exquisite.

I was just showing it to Michael.

It's too expensive, Joey.

Really? Well, that's too bad.

Eve, let's keep it.

Yeah, let's keep it. It's beautiful.

We'll work something out.

No, I was just carried away by it.

I don't know why.

I guess it's because it's so unique.

But it is an extravagance.

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