Seminal, hilarious look at contemporary relationships, with Woody Allen playing Alvy Singer, a neurotic, insecure comedy writer (Allen began his own career as a gag writer for the "Tonight Show") who falls madly in love with Annie Hall (Diane Keaton), an aspiring singer. They fumble about
in the early stages of their relationship like two teenagers groping toward sex and self-identity, mouthing cliches twisted in the Allen style to the wry, the incisive, and the sublimely ridiculous. They move in together, but he soon becomes so insecure about their affair that he pounces on her
every move, interpreting these acts as rejection and disaffection. Eventually their own...