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Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995)

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Filmed entirely on location in East Hampton, Long Island, "Last Summer in the Hamptons" concerns a large theatrical family spending the last weekend of their summer together at the ... See full summary »

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Henry Jaglom
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Victoria Foyt ... Oona Hart
Viveca Lindfors ... Helena Mora
Jon Robin Baitz ... Jake Axelrod
Savannah Smith Boucher ... Suzanne (as Savannah Boucher)
Roscoe Lee Browne ... Freddy
Andre Gregory ... Ivan Axelrod
Nick Gregory Nick Gregory ... George
Melissa Leo ... Trish Axelrod
Roddy McDowall ... Thomas
Martha Plimpton ... Chloe Garfield
Ron Rifkin ... Eli Garfield
Diane Salinger ... Marian Mora Garfield
Brooke Smith ... Lois Garfield
Kristoffer Tabori ... Nick Mora
Holland Taylor ... Davis Mora Axelrod
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Filmed entirely on location in East Hampton, Long Island, "Last Summer in the Hamptons" concerns a large theatrical family spending the last weekend of their summer together at the decades-old family retreat which economic circumstances have forced them to put on the market. Victoria Foyt plays a young Hollywood actress whose visit wreaks havoc on the stellar group of family and friends - led by matriarch Viveca Lindfors and made up of an extraordinary mix of prominent New York actors, directors, and playwrights. In the course of a very unusual weekend, comic as well as serious situations arise, and the family's secrets - of which there are many - begin to unravel. Written by Rainbow

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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This was the final screen appearance of Viveca Lindfors. See more »

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At approximately 59:37 a crew member can be seen reflected in the window. See more »

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Oona Hart: We could have done something important Max. We could have fought child abuse or Republicans!
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19 August 2011 | by bobvendSee all my reviews

A young Hollywood actress, eager for an Actor's Studio-style broadening experience, has the "priviledge" of visiting the eccentric dysfunctional members of an extended theater family at their estate on Long Island, the matriarch of which is herself a former Hollywood screen actress.

Right off the bat, we can determine that this is not a film for the general movie-viewing public, because it simply isn't. Not too many folks care to sit through a jumbled talk-fest in which a bunch of self-important, self-obsessed, often abrasively annoying "theater people" cut into each, talk over each and steal off each other's plates.

But as bad as it sounds, the film is- at its heart- is a truly biting comedy in the droll Woody Allen/Robert Altman style, which takes well-deserved swipes at these type of characters. They're annoying and shallow for a reason. Nevertheless, if one has never at some point experienced these type of personalities in their own lives, this film could very well be meaningless and mind-numbingly pointless.

The central character, the young actress played by Victoria Foyt, seems at first to be the most sympathetic and well-grounded participant despite her nagging insecurities about her craft. But still, she is seen at every turn transforming her visit into a suck-up fest as she tries to garner an ever-changing toehold into theater from whomever will grant her one.

For those who are game- and it does get better with repeated viewings- there is a lot of humanity and warmth under all the dysfunction on display, and Foyt and Lindfors are standouts in a cast that does a good job of inhabiting characters who clearly need to get over themselves.


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15 September 1996 (USA) See more »

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Gross USA:

$801,984

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$801,984
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1.37 : 1
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