Hannah and Her Sisters is a comedic drama about one year in the life of a deeply intertwined family. The film begins at a Thanksgiving party thrown by Hannah (Mia Farrow) and her husband, Elliott (Michael Caine). Unbeknownst to Hannah, Elliott has fallen in love with her sister, Lee (Barbara Hershey) and shortly thereafter begins a love affair with her. Lee, meanwhile, has just left her own lover, Frederick (Max von Sydow) because she found him to be terribly patronizing. At the same time, Hannah's ex-husband, Mickey (Woody Allen) has started dating Hannah's cocaine-addicted sister Holly (Dianne Wiest) while battling his own severe hypochondria. Over a year, we see how the dynamics of the family change. Elliott and Lee begin to question their affair, while Mickey slowly begins to fall in love with Holly. As another Thanksgiving party approaches, we see how dramatically the lives of everyone have changed over the year.