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September (1987)

PG | | Drama | 18 December 1987 (USA)
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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Woody Allen

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Woody Allen
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Denholm Elliott ... Howard
Dianne Wiest ... Stephanie
Mia Farrow ... Lane
Elaine Stritch ... Diane
Sam Waterston ... Peter
Jack Warden ... Lloyd
Ira Wheeler Ira Wheeler ... Mr. Raines
Jane Cecil Jane Cecil ... Mrs. Raines
Rosemary Murphy ... Mrs. Mason
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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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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

18 December 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Setembro See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$85,731, 20 December 1987, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$486,434
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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

'Movieline' Magazine reported that as of 2011, September (1987) is Woody Allen's lowest-grossing movie (at only $486,484). See more »

Quotes

[the electricity goes off]
Lloyd: I like walking around in the pitch black. I think I just put my hand in guacamole.
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Connections

Referenced in Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Out of Nowhere
By Johnny Green (as John Green) & Edward Heyman
Performed by Bert Ambrose and His Orchestra (as Ambrose and his Orchestra)
Courtesy of EMI Records, Ltd. / Capital Records, Inc.
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"The main emotion of the adult American who has had all the advantages of wealth, education, and culture is disappointment."
23 June 2006 | by G_a_l_i_n_aSee all my reviews

Made by Woody Allen in his serious mode, the drama "September" is not as impressive and fine as "Another Woman" but it is still an interesting movie. Chekhov said once about the characters in his plays, "People sit at the table, drink tea, talk politics, and at the same time their hearts get broken". In this regard, Allen's "September' is a very Chekhovian movie ("Uncle Vanya" comes to mind first). The film takes place inside a country house in Vermont where several characters, friends and relatives of Lane (Mia Farrow), a fragile and troubled young woman recovering from a nervous breakdown, get together for a rainy weekend in the end of the Summer. The weekend will be filled with the drinks, conversations, tender and delicate music. Six characters will fell in and out of love; the friendships will be betrayed, the hearts will be broken, a hidden family secret will come out. Along with the characters, we will reflect on love, mother-daughter complicated relationship, family secrets, aging, loneliness, longing, emotional crises, and self doubt as six cultured and intelligent individuals will try to find the meaning and the purpose in their lives. The film brings to mind John Cheever's observation: "The main emotion of the adult American who has had all the advantages of wealth, education, and culture is disappointment." There are a lot of disappointments, regrets and unhappiness in the characters of "September" but the weekend will be over, the rain will stop. There will be the possibility of hope in the future. The sun always comes after the rain.


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