In the early twentieth century, an aging actress and her lover visit the estate of her elderly brother.

Director:

Michael Mayer

Writers:

Anton Chekhov (play), Stephen Karam (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Annette Bening ... Irina
Corey Stoll ... Boris
Glenn Fleshler ... Shamrayev
Billy Howle ... Konstantin
Brian Dennehy ... Sorin
Elisabeth Moss ... Masha
Mare Winningham ... Polina
Jon Tenney ... Doctor Dorn
Michael Zegen ... Medvedenko
Saoirse Ronan ... Nina
Ben Thompson ... Yakov
Angela Pietropinto ... Irina's Dresser
Barbara Tirrell Barbara Tirrell ... Olga
Elsie Brechbiel Elsie Brechbiel ... Natalia
Pippa Pearthree ... Eugenie

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Storyline

Aging actress Irina Arkadina (Annette Bening) pays summer visits to her brother Pjotr Sorin (Brian Dennehy) and her son Konstantin Treplyov (Billy Howle) on a country estate. On one occasion, she brings Boris Trigorin (Corey Stoll), a successful novelist, with her. Nina Zarechnaya (Saoirse Ronan), a free and innocent girl on a neighboring estate, falls in love with Boris.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some mature thematic elements, a scene of violence, drug use, and partial nudity. | See all certifications »

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Filming began the summer of 2015 in New York City. See more »

Goofs

The action is supposed to take place at the beginning of the 20th century. One of the characters uses a cotton stick to heal an injure. Cotton sticks were not invented until 1923. See more »

Quotes

Medvedenko: Why do you always wear black?
Masha: I'm in mourning for my life.
Medvedenko: Why? You're healthy. You have enough money to get by. Life's a lot harder for me. I'm a schoolteacher. I hardly make anything. You don't see me all in black.
Masha: It's not about money. Even a poor man can be happy.
Medvedenko: Every day, I meet with nothing but indifference from you.
Masha: Stop it, Medvedenko. I'm touched by your love. I just can't return it. That's all.
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Soundtracks

Serenade for String Orchestra in C Major Op. 48 - Pezzo in Forma di Sonatina
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Arranged by Michael Infante
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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A pleasure
30 June 2018 | by craig-359-543502See all my reviews

First, let me say that this film is not for everyone. If you don't have an appreciation for the tragedy often present in real human relationships and often chronicled by Russian authors you may not enjoy this movie to the fullest. On the other hand, if you have some familiarity with Russian literature you may be pleasantly surprised. The cast performed wonderfully.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 2018 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

The Seagull See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$79,016, 13 May 2018

Gross USA:

$1,252,960

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,820,461
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2.35 : 1
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