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100 WORD FILM REVIEWS
The Seagull

 Image © Sony Pictures Classics 

Image © Sony Pictures Classics 

THE SEAGULL: B 

Anton Chekhov's play receives a serviceable, if slight, adaptation from Michael Mayer (A Home at the End of the World). He directs his ensemble cast with poise, allowing his camera to roam about the confined lakeside setting as if it were a fly on the wall. Although the film plays it safe, how the cast embody their roles is particularly captivating. Annette Bening is alternately vivacious and cruel; Saoirse Ronan is radiant; and Corey Stoll gives his best performance since his portrayal of Ernest Hemingway in Midnight in Paris. The rest of the cast add charm to this comedy’s delights. 


The Seagull 

Starring Saoirse Ronan, Annette Bening, Corey Stoll, Billy Howle, & Elisabeth Moss 

Written by Stephen Karam

Based on a play by Anton Chekhov 

Directed by Michael Mayer 

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