Vanya On 42nd Street

Vanya On 42nd Street
Vanya On 42nd Street
  • PG
  • 2h 0m
  • 1994
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Wallace Shawn and Julianne Moore head an extraordinary ensemble cast in a striking adaptation of Chekhov's drama of people trapped between reality and longing. When an elderly retired professor and his beautiful young wife return to the country estate left to the family by the professor's deceased first wife, they find themselves surrounded by other family members. Quickly, the estate becomes a hothouse of unspoken passions, jealousies and regrets. Based on David Mamet's adaptation of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya."
© 1994 The Vanya Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Beautiful performances and the subtle hand of master Louis Malle make this adaptation of Chekov's Uncle Vanya an eccentric presentation of an enduring classic.
Todd McCarthy

The performances are precise, the language is alive and well spoken and the setting is striking, b...

June 21, 2017
Time Out

There's more power here than in all the multi-million dollar fireworks of Hollywood.

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Janet Maslin

The elegant understatement of this production turns it into a livelier experiment, a fluent, gripp...

June 17, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:October 19, 1994
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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