The September Issue (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Documentary  |  25 September 2009 (USA)
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A documentary chronicling Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour's preparations for the 2007 fall-fashion issue.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Thakoon Panichgul ...
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Charles Churchward ...
Himself (as Charlie Churchward)
Jill Demling ...
Edward Enninful ...
Brian Fee ...
Filipa Fino ...
Tom Florio ...


The September 2007 issue of Vogue magazine weighed nearly five pounds, and was the single largest issue of a magazine ever published. With unprecedented access, this film tells the story of legendary Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour and her larger-than-life team of editors creating the issue and ruling the world of fashion. Written by Anonymous

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Fashion is a religion. This is the bible.



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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 September 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Anna Wintour Documentary  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$220,416 (USA) (28 August 2009)


$3,820,700 (USA) (12 February 2010)

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[first lines]
Anna Wintour: I think what I often see is that people are frightened of fashion and that because it scares them or it makes them feel insecure, they put it down. On the whole, people that say demeaning things about our world, I think that's usually because they feel in some ways excluded or, you know, not part of the 'cool group' so as a result they just mock it. Just because you like to put on a beautiful Carolina Herrera dress or, I don't know, a pair of J Brand blue jeans instead of something...
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Suffer for Fashion
Written by Kevin Barnes
Performed by Of Montreal (as of Montreal)
Courtesy of Polyvinyl Record Co.
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This is one heck of a documentary
26 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just flat out love this movie. First of all, as a life time journalism fan (even fanatic) there has never been anything like this. This film is a chocolate cake for anyone that wants an inside look at one of the great publishing stories ever. It is also a look at the industry just before the crash. Magazines, and all other print media will never be the same. So the fact that this movie nails an entire industry, is truly amazing.

But what's saves this from being a museum piece are the outrageous and fabulous people in the film. You won't believe a cast of chatacters who are NOT actors, but are better.

I say---don't miss this. There will never be another film anything like it.

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