There’s the emotionally fragile Lane (Mia Farrow), who’s returned to her childhood home in Vermont to recuperate, and have a summer romance with neighbouring writer Peter (Sam Waterston).  But Peter seems more interested in her sister Stephanie (Dianne Wiest), while family friend Howard (Denholm Elliott) is nurturing an unrequited passion for Lane.  Meanwhile, Lane and Stephanie’s overbearing mother (Elaine Stritch), currently on her third husband (Jack Warden) has an announcement to make that threatens to reveal a long-buried family secret... (Arrow Academy)


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English An atypically purely serious and surprisingly also quite depressing story of one storm, without the usual self-irony. But there it lacks Woody Allen in an acting role and Elaine Stritch's not-quite-convincing presence strongly hinders. The reason I consider September to be among the director's least successful films is mainly because, in addition to Lane, the characters lack a bit more depth. ()


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English Amazing. I mean, September is a very sad, even depressing film, but Woody Allen (an eternal, though often quite latent optimist) still managed to give it an ending that has enough hope to warm you up in the end. I still prefer Allen's comedies, but September is a truly masterful piece. Just like Another Woman. ()


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