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Written by İdil Sipahi
The protagonist of the film. He's a Jewish comedian, he hates Los Angeles while he loves New York, and his obsessions lead him to a unsuccessful relationship with Annie. He has two ex-wives, both ended up unhappily divorced. Alvy's pessimistic and egoist attitudes can be seen as the reason why his psychotherapy wasn't a success. He wants Annie to be worth his love and he tries to educate her.
Photographer/Singer/Alvy's girlfriend. Unlike Alvy, she is optimistic. Her clothes are masculine and stylish. She is smart but she has insecurities because of him. With Alvy's help, she becomes more confident. For example, at first her voice was awful, but at the end of the movie, her cover of "It Seems Like Old Times" is absolutely beautiful. What Alvy didn't see coming is that his attempts to change her make her an independent woman, therefore they break up.
Alvy's friend. He is superficial and his coolness keeps Alvy's hyperactiveness in balance. He's an actor and unlike Alvy, he loves Los Angeles. He's in contrast with Alvy, and they call each other "Max".
A music producer and symbol of glamour and self-indulgence of Los Angeles. He throws parties in his house in Hollywood and he takes an interest in Annie in a way that both artistic and romantic.
Alvy’s first wife. He can't fulfill her sexual needs.
Alvy’s second wife, who needs Valium whenever she's tense. Another woman who cannot be pleased by Alvy.
She is a Rolling Stone reporter who has a one-night stand with Alvy. Once again, Alvy uses sexuality as an excuse.
Annie’s conservative mother. She doesn't approve of Alvy.
Annie's brother who has fantasies about crashing his car into oncoming traffic.
Annie’s grandmother. She doesn't speak to Alvy and he describes her as a “classic Jew hater.”
Alvy's mother. Effusive, neurotic and argumentative, she is a Jewish matriarch figure.
Alvy’s father. Like her wife, he thinks Jewish traditions are important in life.
A Canadian media theorist, who criticizes the snobby man behind Alvy and Annie in a movie line.
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