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September (1987)

 -  Drama  -  18 December 1987 (USA)
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At a summer house in Vermont, neighbor Howard falls in love with Lane, who's in a relationship with Peter, who's falling for Stephanie, who's married with children.

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Everyone is gathering at Lane's place for the weekend, and everyone's in love. Unfortunately, each beloved loves somebody else, and no one seems to realize it. Written by Cleo <frede005@maroon.tc.umn.edu>

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$486,434 (USA)
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One of the main plot thrusts of "September" is taken from the life of Lana Turner, whose daughter killed her gangster lover in the 1950s. See more »

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Peter's tie when talking to Lloyd. See more »

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Diane: How do I look? Nobody say, 'Old and fat!'
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Referenced in Wild Man Blues (1997) See more »

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My Ideal
By Leo Robin, Richard A. Whiting & Newell Chase
Performed by Art Tatum, Ben Webster, George 'Red' Callender (as Red Callender) & Bill Douglass
Courtesy of Pablo Records
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Autumn Sonata reloaded
11 July 2007 | by (Xanadu) – See all my reviews

Usually when Woody borrows an idea from Bergman he makes that idea his own, and turns it into something that's clever yet funny and entertaining. It is definitely not the case here. This looks like a Woody Allen parody,made by an unskilled director, totally unrealistic since X loves Y who loves Z who loves A and who in turn loves X to make the circle complete. We have a bunch of clichés thrown in among which the poor little daughter who lived her whole life in the mother's shadow was already brilliantly analyzed on screen by Bergman's Autumn Sonata (with Ingrid Bergman not this crazy old hag with artistic claims). The actors are for the most part quite OK, but what's the use of that? This is a gimmick meant for the soap opera admirers. The "postmodern", intertextual stuff that works incredibly well in movies such as Love and Death, Deconstructing Harry, Hannah and her Sisters etc. completely fails here making the characters appear like frustrated morons too intelligent to be clever. In the end nothing happens, we find ourselves after an hour and a half of murky bore at an abrupt end that took us nowhere. The music was the only thing that saved this movie from a total disaster, Art Tatum works good anywhere, but again, what's the use?... Boring cinematography, all dark and uninspired, too claustrophobic and I really don't care it's what they intended. Check Nykvist's cinematography in the aforementioned Autumn Sonata, or the same Nykvist in Woody's Crimes and Misdemenaors.


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