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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Trivia

Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle appeared in On Chesil Beach (2017). See more »

Goofs

Annette Benning can be seen smoking a cigarette with a filter on it. Filters were not introduced until 1936. See more »

Quotes

Masha: It's all ridiculous. Unrequited love. It only exists in novels. You can't sit around always hoping that something will happen. If you start to feel love in your heart, you've got to rip it out.
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Version of ITV Play of the Week: The Seagull (1956) See more »

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Étude in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 2, No. 1
Written by Alexander Scriabin
Arrangement by Brian Usifer
Piano by Brian Usifer
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Not Perfect But Enough Drama to Keep Me Engaged
26 September 2018 | by larrys3See all my reviews

Haven't seen any of the stage or screen versions of the classic Anton Chekhov play, so I have nothing to compare this film to. With its very strong cast, I did think the drama offered enough to keep me engaged throughout, although I didn't feel a powerful connection to its characters for the most part.

The interplay of the emotions and passions of its characters played out at a rather posh lakeside summer home in Russia, at the turn of the 20th century, appealed to me because I don't mind dialogue driven films and I wasn't expecting any kind of action flick. Overall, the movie is not perfect but there was enough here for me to be worth the watch.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 2018 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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