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Filming began the summer of 2015 in New York - three years before the theatrical release in the US (May 11, 2018). See more »
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 »
All lives, all lives all lives, having accomplished their doleful circle, have died out. Fourteen. Already, thousands of centuries have passed since the Earth has borne one living creature. And in vain, the poor moon shines her light.
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'The Seagull' is an entertaining adaptation of the Chekhov classic.
Though the parts are greater than the sum, in this case, it's more than enough to recommend this as best enjoyed as a comedy ensemble piece about misplaced love and the misunderstandings that follow.
Honestly, I went to see this for my favorite actress, Saoirse Ronan. And she soars in this!
She plays a pivotal role, Nina Zarechnaya, who, as you will see when you watch this, is the living metaphor behind the titular meaning.
Soarse is photographed as effervescent and luminous; and is stunning. Who wouldn't believe any man of any age wouldn't fall for her! I did, too!
Saoirse perfectly shows Nina's naive determination to seduce Trigorin in exchange for similar fame as he has. The price of losing the young man who loves her, Konstantin, doesn't sway her ambitions.
The film's coda allows Saoirse to show the end result of her ruthless determination to gain fame at any cost; and the results will break your heart as it did mine. Saoirse is absolutely brilliant here; as she transitions to mature adult roles.
Overall, all of the characters endure their own love missteps and confusion, to both humorous and bittersweet results.
Annette Bening is terrific as the aging actress, Irina, as is forever melancholy and bitter Masha, played by Elizabeth Moss, who crackles and has some great lines she vigorously chews thru!
A great cast where the women stand out in all their parts and the men dutifully acquiesce.
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