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Hannah Takes the Stairs

And they don't go anywhere
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 5, 2007
1.5 1.5 Stars
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HANNAH TAKES THE STAIRS: Rub-a-dub-dub, 1812 Overture in a tub.

Hannah’s stairs seem like those in the Escher prints that don’t go anywhere, and that describes this entry in the bunch-of-cool-but-inarticulate-twentysomethings-talking-about-stuff genre that Andrew Bujalski brought to full bloom in Mutual Appreciation. Bujalski has a role (and he wrote the screenplay, with a host of others) in this aimless indulgence from Joe Swanberg (LOL) as one of three slackers seduced and abandoned by Hannah (Ellen DeGeneres look-alike Greta Gerwig). Hannah’s problem: she’s never satisfied. Also, she thinks the world is a bad place because nobody listens to anybody. But then, if you listen to her “ramblings,” she has nothing to say. Nonetheless, certain images, like two people in a tub playing the 1812 Overture on trumpets, are worth the visit.
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