Director: Woody Allen

Cast: Woody Allen, Goldie Hawn, Alan Alda, Drew Barymore, Natasha Lyonne, Gaby Hoffmann, Lukas Haas, Edward Norton, Tim Roth…

US Release Date: December 6, 1996 
Filmed:
 in New York during the summer of 1995 & in Paris during the winter of 1995/96

Natalie’s Character: Laura Dandridge

Plot Summary: A family of rich liberal Upper East Siders are involved in the lessons of life as though it were a musical from the 1930’s. The extended family of liberal lawyer Bob includes a do-gooder wife, daughters, son, grandfather, German maid, stepdaughter and even the ex-husband. While the story concerns love and engagements, a number of scenes are set in music to the traditions of the old musicals where lines would lead into songs and dances. and then things go to hell.

Notes: Natalie feels this is her worst performance. “Oh God, I was so awful in that. My agents said, ‘Well, you just don’t turn down Woody Allen.’ But I was so wrong because there was so much improvisation and I just couldn’t do it.”

Running Time: 101 mins 
MPAA Rating:
 R (USA)

Budget: $20m (USA)
Gross:
 9.714m (USA)

IMDB Rating – 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating – 7.3/10
NP.com Users Rating – 5.8/10

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