September (1987)



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This somber drama presents the events of the course of one weekend at a Vermont country house. Six upper-class men and women travel to the house for a brief retreat, during which their various romantic and emotional troubles dramatically rise to the surface.

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All Critics (14) | Top Critics (2)

The situation is a bit precious at times, but the central conflict between daughter Mia Farrow and her mother Elaine Stritch is fresh and compelling.

Aug 23, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

September is a difficult, sombre, but above all, truthful portrayal of the everyday sadness of adult life.

Mar 6, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

One of Woody Allen's weakest, most static films, inspired by Ingmar Bergman's serious dramas on the one hand and by Lana Turner's scandalous life on the other.

Jan 18, 2011 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Some of our best actors turn dreary on us in this creaky, overly self-analytical drama.

Nov 17, 2004 | Rating: 2/5

A creaky, cramped, theatrical stinker of a movie.

Aug 13, 2001 | Rating: 28/100 | Full Review…

Has a Chekhovian flavor in its considerations of love, mother-daughter relationships, family secrets, and aging.

Jun 8, 2001 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for September


Slow moving and all takes place in one location, but very well acted and a good drama about relationships within a family. One of Woody Allen's better movies.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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There are a few great moments, and Mia Farrow's performance is amazing but the film never really brings it home. Allen was trying to make a "modern Chekov" story, and while he gets a lot of those elements right, the film just doesn't have the same soul as Chekov's plays did.

Alec Barniskis
Alec Barniskis

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Probably one of my least favorite of the Woody Allen movies.

Sunil Jawahir
Sunil Jawahir

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Good catch of Woody filming it all over again with a new cast. I couldn't have imagined it any other way without Wiest, Waterston, and the glorious Elaine Stritch. Reminded me of Interiors but a more mature, less sterile Interiors. I enjoyed it even though there was a severe lack of closure. Never plodded, but progressed at a steady andante.

Jennifer Xu
Jennifer Xu

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