MONDAY MOVIE MEME
This meme is hosted by Molly and Andy at The Bumbles Blog. Today's topic is True Romance in honor of Molly and Andy's Anniversary - HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! They ask if you could live any movie's love story, which would it be?
I can't say that this is the love story I'd want for my life but I just love Annie Hall with Woody Allen and Diane Keaton.
In this movie the neurotic comedian, Alvy Singer tries to maintain a relationship with the ditsy but sweet Annie. We see the course of their relationship over many years including flashbacks and imaginary trips into each other's history which provides much of the humor in the film. Ultimately, they break up realizing they are too different. Annie moves to CA and moves in with a record company exec. played by Paul Simon. Alvy realizes how much he really loves her and tries to get her to move back to NY and move in with him. He does not prevail and writes a play about their relationship which ends with him winning Annie back.
Annie eventually returns to NY. They are both dating other people by then and are able to be friends.
I loved this move because it shows the quirky, wacky side of relationships, the awkwardness, the ridiculous arguments, the extent we all go too, good and bad to be accepted and to make relationships work. I'm also a big fan of Woody Allen's movies.
Another great romantic movie by Woody Allen is Manhattan with Muriel Hemingway.