Movie Notes: September

June 30, 2009

September

2 stars = 2 stars

Starring Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Sam Waterston
Directed by Woody Allen

Synopsis

Insular Lane (Mia Farrow) moves to a country house with her friend Stephanie (Dianne Wiest) and boisterous mother Diane (Elaine Stritch). Things become complicated when writer Peter (Sam Waterston) and French teacher Howard (Denholm Elliot) arrive – it’s soon clear that everyone is in love with everyone else. Soon, Lane’s dark past comes to the forefront once again.

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Conclusion

I found this film tough going. Take the lustiness of A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy, run through the filter of Interiors, and subtract all the admirable Allen directing style from Hannah And Her Sisters. Yes, there’s some good acting, emotional drama, and a pay off of sorts, but like Neil LaBute’s movies, I don’t think the ending was worth the wait. Skip it.

Next Woody Allen Movie: Another Woman
Previous Woody Allen Movie: Radio Days

IMDB: September
Wikipedia: September
Rotten Tomatoes: September 64%