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Happily Ever Aftermath

Aug 14, 2019

We hit teenage Polina years as we discuss her pick Hannah and Her Sisters (1986). She shares that this was a view of the adult life she wanted at the time. Diana had to reconcile Michael Caine in a romantic context.

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Polina references Emily Nussbaum’s interview on Fresh Air and her book I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution, and her essay Confessionals of a Human Shield, available in her book.

She also references Rebecca Solnit’s essay Men Explain Things to Me, Facts Didn't Get in Their Way.

Between two Thanksgivings two years apart, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly. Mia Farrow, Barbara Hershey, Dianne Wiest, Michael Caine, Max von Sydow, Woody Allen, Carrie Fisher, Sam Waterston, Maureen O'Sullivan, Lloyd Nolan, Lewis Black, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Christian Clemenson, Julie Kavner, J.T. Walsh, John Turturro, and Richard Jenkins. (from

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