Sunday, September 14, 2014
SEPTEMBER is not a happy film. Anybody looking to see a funny Woody Allen movie will be disappointed in that respect, but they will be treated to a wonderfully written story filled with very flawed and very human characters. And with only six principal characters and one-hundred percent of the events happening within the confines of the house SEPTEMBER is structured like a play. It's not often that you see a film made this way and I thought it was wonderful. The most impressive thing about SEPTEMBER though is Mia Farrow's performance. Absolutely heartbreaking.
Overall, it's not as impressive as INTERIORS, but I think INTERIORS was going more for the Bergman vibe while SEPTEMBER was going for the Chekhov vibe. Either way it's triumph of filmmaking. Highly recommended.