The September Issue
The September Issue (2009)

"The September Issue" is an intimate, funny and surprising look at Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of "Vogue" magazine for 20 years, and her team of larger-than-life editors as they create this must-have Bible of fashion.… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 11, 2009
DVD Release Date: February 23, 2010
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This doc about the making of Vogue's biggest issue and its frosty editor-in-chief is fascinating eye candy and light-on-its-feet fun.

Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Grace, the movie implies, is the genius behind what Vogue really sells, which is romantic aspirational fantasies for women.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Coddington, at least, gives us an appreciation of the talent seeing to it that the grandest fashion magazine of them all still sells the dream of glamour with style.

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Amy Taubin

Insubstantial though it is, The September Issue has its pleasures and even revelations.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

While it's fun for fashionholics just to watch a movie in which people say "It's a famine of beauty!" and "The jacket is the new coat," the film becomes more substantial as it narrows its focus to two people: an artist and a curator.

Justin Lowe
Hollywood Reporter

An insider's view of high fashion's ultimate tastemakers proves it's not just for aficionados.

Nathan Lee
Film Comment Magazine

The September Issue is a misshapen, mix-and-match affair, an ill-fitting ensemble of individually compelling pieces.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

A mesmerizing study of the tension between commerce and creativity.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

[Cutler] worms his way into subcultures without judgment or probing, preferring to let group dynamics speak for themselves.

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Joshua Starnes

The September Issue is like the world's most perfect accessory; pointless, but difficult not to look at. And look at it long enough, you might actually find you like it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Ken Stachnik
Kind of interesting, and kind of everything you'd expect it to be. Wanted less of Wintour being bitchy and more of why she was being bitchy.
Morgan Salem
If you LOVE fashion as I do, you will really appricaite this movie. It goes behind the sense of our favorite fashion magazine. You see all the work that really… More
jay nixon
You're screen will practically frost over from Anna Wintour's icy personality but this is an interesting inside look at the organization of… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"Fashion is a religion. This is the bible."</i> A documentary chronicling Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour's preparations for… More
Stella Dallas
this is probably a special interest documentary. i know alot of people feel fashion is frivolous and it is of course. it's a kind of fantasy world… More
Jennifer Xu
While certainly an entertaining and fascinating movie, I don't really leave The September Issue feeling any more enlightened about Vogue than I already… More