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Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007)
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Summary: Hannah, a recent college graduate, spends a brutally hot Chicago summer falling in and out of love. As she struggles to find personal and professional fulfillment through various relationships with friends and coworkers, she risks leaving destruction in her wake. Working collaboratively with his cast, which features several prominent independent filmmakers, Joe Swanberg follows up his previous efforts, "Kissing on the Mouth" and "LOL", with this delicate look at friendship, ambition, and the pursuit of happiness. (IFC Films)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Directed By: Joe Swanberg
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na IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
52
T1
na CMQuinn CMQuinn
0
T1
na cranky cranky
69
T6
na las las
70
T3
na kjfellows kokirijazz
3
T4
na Ytadel Ytadel
77
T8
It's not quite up to the level of Bujalski's two "mumblecore" films, but it's still a must-watch for fans of the genre like me who get off on the awkward, low-budget adventures of well-educated, aimless 20-somethings. The movie hinges on the quality of its lead, and thankfully, Greta Gerwig is electric.
na roujin roujin
40
T2
na JLCME20
65
T3
na frnk23
70
T8
na ettubrute
75
T4
na idiot
45
T7
na AAAutin AAAutin
59
T8
na donquixotic
0
T6
na cdub12
49
T1
na mastablasta
100
T6
na saishu saishu
50
T1
na bmmello
65
T2
na pzingg
78
T2
na mullacc
55
T3
na JJ1986 JJ1986
50
T3
na RetinaScan RetinaScan
70
T4
na meliorism meliorism
65
T5
na JakeAesthete JakeAesthete
58
T6
na Orly1962
82
T8
na nminichino nminichino
70
T7
na volver
65
T6
na dooooooley
79
T4
great characters, organic as all the mumblecores, but the value of the movie is too conversation-based
na kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
40
T2
na SlantMag SlantMag
20
T5
"At what cost, naturalism?" - Nick Schager
na penguinfreud penguinfreud
35
T4
na Meowfresh Meowfresh
64
T4
na dmk dmk
62
T4
na SirRobbie SirRobbie
60
T3
na hellsditch hellsditch
74
T4
I don't know why I keep going back to the lo-fi Greta Gerwig-starring well, but here I am again, although I suspect it'll be my last time. And that's not because I hated this, because I didn't. In fact, out of "Beeswax" and "Nights and Weekends", I found "Hannah" to boast, if not exactly the most rounded, at least the most easily recognizable and interesting characters (even if I wanted to throttle a few of them) of the bunch and the film seemed to have a clear focus of what it wanted to be.
na JapeMan
87
T5
na psim psim
67
T2
na rettelo rettelo
76
T5
na NRM01
66
T8
na avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
47
T4
na Theodora Theodora
60
T4
na sebby sebby
45
T2
Another totally bleh low budget indie mumblecore "film."
na feralgreen
40
T4
na Piglet Piglet
66
T5
na kneudorf kneudorf
45
T4
na Jazzaloha
70
T7
This is a character study of Hannah (Greta Gerwig), a confused, maybe insecure, young woman trying to find...something (herself? purpose and meaning?) via the relationships with various men. Gerwig is good in this and you can she has potential.
na Baby Sloth
52
T3
na Anomaly1 Anomaly1
58
T3
It's purpose is clear but there are no feelings of things serving a higher function that is essential when filming banality, and no ambition to aim for. And I couldn't appreciate the moment, because the moment was covered up with unnecessary camera jerkiness, zooms, and closeups. Greta Gerwig gives a good performance and on the strength of that performance it is watchable, but there is nothing to distinguish it from every other film of its type.
na Moribunny Moribunny
73
T8
Hannah is disillusioned by her boyfriend, quickly gets a crush on another guy, and finds herself in a pattern, chewing guys up and spitting them out. I feel for her, but I hate that bitch too, because I know her kind. A good specimen of mumblecore, with acting leads from Swanberg's fellow directors Mark Duplass and Andrew Bujalski, and a powerful starring performance by Greta Gerwig.
na wokelstein wokelstein
46
T3
na mongosal
70
T8
na ifudontknow
83
T5
na CriticalMaus
0
T1
na Cherish Cherish
64
T6
na mightysparks mightysparks
50
T5
na DavidKahane DavidKahane
86
T8
The movie has a thin plot. What it makes it effective is how perfectly it captures a mood, that drifting feeling of uncertainty that accompanies a person's early twenties, when the station-to-station certainty of higher education gives way to the stifling vastness of professional choices, when possibility itself feels like a sort of dead end. Gerwig plays off against this context, making her character's most problematic, unlikely choices understandable, even, in an odd way, sort of endearing.
na djw263 djw263
76
T8
na landpwner
66
T6
na Cornica Cornica
0
T1
na gwynplaine gwynplaine
85
T7
na zacd
45
T2
na rickyafraid rickyafraid
73
T4
na shahness
81
T10
Another strong "mumble-core" addition to the filmic realm. Though the film never quite feels as real, or as awkward, as Bujalksi's two films, the cast, especially Gerwig, deliver relatable twenty-somethings stumbling through life. For bare sets and low production value, Swanberg still works the mise-en-scene and blocking to maximum potential. With no real heavy narrative drive, the film works as a slice of life piece filled with enough poignant beats about love, life and humanity.
na undinum undinum
60
T4
na moviefreak moviefreak
78
T4
na Cabrera
100
T6
na AlanLaidlaw Alan_Laidlaw
58
T2
na Matthew Matthew
60
T6
na Szeretlek
90
T6
na understamp understamp
70
T7
na zoidd
70
T3
na hypnotoad1
78
T5
na Meta_Critic Meta Critic
63
T7
na winds winds
4
T3
na astrakhan astrakhan
73
T4
A dazzling light illuminating the screen... the way Joe Swanberg's gaze lingers adoringly on Greta Gerwig's face recalls some of the iconic director-star partnerships of cinema history. The film starts out interestingly but unfortunately it eventually peters out when it becomes apparent that none of the characters or events are going anywhere, apart from up some tenuous metaphorical staircase. Good at atmosphere and mood, considerably weaker at narrative and structure. A slight disappointment.
na filmaffinity filmaffinity
55
T3
na imdb imdb
53
T3
na mrbluesky mrbluesky
61
T2
na Coheed
20
T1
I would give this 40 points if it wasn't for the fact that I dread this is where American cinema could go in terms of presentation and manifesto. Strangling its own moments of actual emotional depth with pointlessly shaking cameras and meandering conversation.
na coltrane
6
T9
na negative
2
T6
na maborosi maborosi
32
T4
na cory.nowacky
65
T3
na lotr23 lotr23
40
T1
na paulofilmo paulofilmo
68
T5
This is really endearing. I think it works. There's a part where they're kissing, and I had to look away because it felt like I was imposing on their moment.
na dsjoerdsma
55
T2
na MentalCritic MentalCritic
71
T6
na frg frg
4
T4
na robixsmash
90
T10
na RNG
3
T1
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