The Last September
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Love, politics, and class at once bring together and tear apart an extended family in this period drama. In 1920, Ireland is in the midst of a political upheaval, as upper class Anglo-Irish Protestants are driven from the country by the nation's increasingly vocal wishes Irish Catholic majority. Sir Richard Naylor (Michael Gambon) and his wife Lady Myra (Maggie Smith) are wealthy members of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy who slowly realize the life they've known in County Cork is coming to an end. Living with the Naylors are their financially-embarrassed friends Hugo and Francie… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 42%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Expends so much effort looking good and creating a dreamy atmosphere that its makers seem not to care about maintaining narrative coherence or building emotional resonance."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"An entrancing film about yearning."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Although intelligent, fails to truly grip the viewer."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"Slow, stately, and boring."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Anyone seeking a low-key blend of the personal and the political need search no further than this gently photographed fable."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"Absolutely dreadful -- boring, boring, boring."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"Beautifully filmed, "Last September" has the feeling of an impressionistic painting."
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
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