I just saw this film tonight with Annie and my initial thoughts are as follows.
Beautiful. Just beautiful. First of all, I have always been a fan of Woody Allen films. Annie Hall is an absolute classic and his comedy has a charming cheekiness to it. We went to the movie with open minds because you never really know what to expect when it comes to Woody Allen, respectfully admiring his quirkiness.
I read through the other reviews when I was searching for good photos for this post and I don’t want to say what everyone else said, “Oh my god, this film is like my life.” But I think that’s the whole point. The entire message of the film is that it is human nature to be unsatisfied with the present. Even the good old days had good old days.
I discovered that the reason I’ve been so obsessed with old music and movies lately is because I am so sick of the pop culture that embodies the present tense. I’m tired of listening to cop out artists that are only in the business to make money. I’m bored with the same songs and movies and television shows that are being released that claim to be original. After seeing this movie, I realized that I should just shut up, because deep down everyone feels that way. In real life, we can’t just jump into a cab at midnight, time travel to the 20s and have Hemingway and Picasso critique our work. We just have to make the best of it.
If you think about it, the artists of today are in a pretty tough spot. We read and write about these painters, writers and musicians that have laid out impossible acts to follow. Artists are desperate to find something special and original, and despite my opinion of it all, it is one of the eras that pop culture must travel through.
Back to the film, Owen Wilson is the same in everything. But his blissful ignorance is so charming in this movie, perfect for a classic Woody Allen character. He carries the same romanticized view of the world that I do.
I absolutely loved this film, it was a breath of fresh air.