The Last September (2000)



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The portrait of an end of an era--British rule in Ireland--and the demise of a class and way of life which had survived for centuries. A depiction of a young woman's coming of age in a brutalized time and place, the story is set in 1920 in County Cork, southern Ireland at the country home of Sir Richard Naylor and his wife, Lady Myra. The Naylors belong to the class of Anglo-Irish aristocracy known as the Ascendancy, whose way of life--moneyed, graceful, essentially feudal--is fast coming to a … More

Rating: R (for some violence and sexuality)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: John Banville
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 26, 2000
Trimark Pictures


as Lady Myra

as Sir Richard Naylor

as Francie

as Marda

as Capt. Colthurst

as Livvy Connolly

as O'Brien

as Doreen Hartigan

as Nora Hartigan

as Daniel Connolly

as Marcie Mangan

as Sergeant Wilson

as Mrs. Vermont

as Captain Vermont

as Black and Tan Soldie...

as Postman

as Second Officer

as Maid No. 1

as Maid No. 3
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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
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Entertainment Weekly
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Audience Reviews for The Last September

Such a good cast, such a dull movie!!

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


[font=Century Gothic]"The Last September" takes place in 1920 in Ireland, where Lois(Keeley Hawes) is coming of age as a member of the ruling Anglo-Irish ruling class while Ireland is gaining its independence. This is not good news as far as her family is concerned, considering they will probably have to soon vacate the premises but they are acting as if nothing is the matter. In fact, they invite their free-spirited relation, Marda(Fiona Shaw), for the weekend.[/font]
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[font=Century Gothic]"The Last September" has little plot and concerns itself more with place and time setting the mood but the movie is too similar to "Rules of the Game" and "May Fools" for it to be successful. It wastes a very good cast which includes Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon and Jane Birkin.[/font]
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[font=Century Gothic]At the heart of the movie are issues of identity and class. The ruling class identifies themselves as Irish even though the native population disagrees and thinks of them as English.[/font]

Walter M.

Super Reviewer

Just moody and a bit messy. It could have been interesting and some of the actors made it worth checking out but it was pretty badly executed.

Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer

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