PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama
Between two Thanksgivings two years apart, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.
According to the script, Elliot and Lee (Michael Caine and Barbara Hershey) were supposed to act out a heated love scene in a boat. The scene was to be remarkably lengthy and explicit, something that had been absent from Woody Allen's previous films. Due to the lack of precedent, Caine and Hershey figured that the scene would be cut from the script before it was ever filmed. Much to their chagrin, it was not. The scene was filmed, and while it called for no nudity, the actors were required to provide realistic movements to simulate sex in a lengthy scene. Much to the actors' relief, the whole sequence was cut from the final film.
God, she's beautiful. She's got the prettiest eyes. She looks so sexy in that sweater. I just want to be alone with her and hold her and kiss her and tell her how much I love her and take care of her. Stop it you idiot, she's your wife's sister. But...
When Hannah, Holly, and Lee meet for lunch, the camera zooms in on Holly right after they sit down, and begins to move in a circular motion around the table. When it passes behind Hannah, the shadow of the camera appears briefly on the back of her head.
$1,265,826 (USA) (9 February 1986)
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