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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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Ira Wheeler
as Mr. Raines
Jane Cecil
as Mrs. Raines
Rosemary Murphy
as Mrs. Mason
Dianne Wiest
as Stephanie
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Critic Reviews for September

All Critics (16) | 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.

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

Allen has made so many comedies that it is easy to insist that he make nothing else. Actually, he is as acute an author of serious dialogue as anyone now making movies, and in September most of the real action goes on in the word choices.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

It sounds like a wacky prime-time sitcom that would rule the boob tube for four years minimum. Instead, it's the scenario fueling Woody Allen's dreary drama.

September 22, 2021 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A perfect storm of acting, writing, and direction that subtly seeps into the heart and lingers long after the credits have rolled. A little known but hugely powerful triumph.

June 4, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

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

March 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.

January 18, 2011 | Rating: C | 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

Super Reviewer

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

Sunil Jawahir
Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer

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