Hannah and Her Sisters
A mini-review by Peter Hata

It's hard to say whether this film, which is one of my all-time favorites, is really about Hannah (played by Mia Farrow) and her sisters, or really just about life. I think it's more the latter, especially given the following "inner dialogue" spoken by the Wood-man himself, near the end of the film. In this scene, after nearly killing himself due to various difficulties he has just gone through, he somehow finds himself in a movie theater watching an old, zany Marx Brothers film (whom he is a big fan of). Slowly, just by getting into (or as Buddhists might say, "losing himself in") the lighthearted, "don't take yourself so seriously" kind of hilarity in the movie, he "comes around." As he is coming to his senses, he says (read this in a "Woody Allen delivery"):

"What if the worst is true? What if there's no God, and you only go around once and that's it. Well, you know, don't you want to be part of the experience? You know, what the hell, it's not all a drag. And, I'm thinking to myself, 'Geez, I should stop ruining my life searching for answers I'm never gonna get, and just enjoy it while it lasts."

-Woody Allen, Hannah and Her Sisters

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