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The Seagull (2018)

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In the early twentieth century, an aging actress and her lover visit the estate of her elderly brother.

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Michael Mayer

Writers:

Anton Chekhov (play), Stephen Karam (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Annette Bening ... Irina
Corey Stoll ... Boris
Glenn Fleshler ... Shamrayev
Billy Howle ... Konstantin
Brian Dennehy ... Sorin
Elisabeth Moss ... Masha
Mare Winningham ... Polina
Jon Tenney ... Doctor Dorn
Michael Zegen ... Medvedenko
Saoirse Ronan ... Nina
Ben Thompson ... Yakov
Angela Pietropinto ... Irina's Dresser
Barbara Tirrell Barbara Tirrell ... Olga
Elsie Brechbiel Elsie Brechbiel ... Natalia
Pippa Pearthree ... Eugenie

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Storyline

Aging actress Irina Arkadina (Annette Bening) pays summer visits to her brother Pjotr Sorin (Brian Dennehy) and her son Konstantin Treplyov (Billy Howle) on a country estate. On one occasion, she brings Boris Trigorin (Corey Stoll), a successful novelist, with her. Nina Zarechnaya (Saoirse Ronan), a free and innocent girl on a neighboring estate, falls in love with Boris.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some mature thematic elements, a scene of violence, drug use, and partial nudity. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This is a movie adaption of the classic play, "The Seagull", by Anton Chekhov. This trivia entry was brought to you by Captain Obvious. See more »

Goofs

The action is supposed to take place at the beginning of the 20th century. One of the characters uses a cotton stick to heal an injure. Cotton sticks were not invented until 1923. See more »

Quotes

Boris Trigorin: Masha.
Masha: You recognized me.
Boris Trigorin: You're married now?
Masha: Yes.
Boris Trigorin: You're happy?
Masha: I'm married...
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Soundtracks

Viola Étude No. 2
Written by Nico Muhly
Performed by Nadia Sirota and Nico Muhly
Courtesy of St Rose Music Publishing, Chester Music Ltd. and Bedroom Community
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A rather dull film
23 December 2018 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of an entangled web of loving feelings in an estate in 19th Century Russia.

I really like the two leading actresses, but they still are unable to save the film from being incredibly slow and dull. I really wanted to like it, but I was bored out of my mind.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 2018 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$79,016, 13 May 2018

Gross USA:

$1,252,960

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,820,461
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2.35 : 1
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