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Hannah Takes the Stairs They speak in oddly incomplete yet articulate sentences; they have blogs and hobbies and, on occasion, real jobs. Beyond that, what defines the...Hannah Takes the StairsDramaPT83MUnrated They speak in oddly incomplete yet articulate sentences; they have blogs and hobbies and, on occasion, real jobs. Beyond that, what defines the...2007-09-05IFC First Take

(Joe Swanberg)

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Hannah Takes the Stairs

Genre: Drama; Release Date Limited: 08/22/2007; Runtime (in minutes): 83; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: IFC First Take

They speak in oddly incomplete yet articulate sentences; they have blogs and hobbies and, on occasion, real jobs. Beyond that, what defines the slacker-geek twentysomething men and women who wander through Joe Swanberg’s too-hip-to-be-romantic comedy Hannah Takes the Stairs is that they treat their libidos as minor accessories — only to stammer through every casual conversation as if they were on a first Internet date. Hannah (Greta Gerwig), the peroxided heroine, leaps from one hookup to the next, but is she searching for passion or just treading water? In the new generational film movement that’s been dubbed ”Mumblecore,” it’s often hard to tell the difference. B-

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