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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."
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 34
- Fresh: 30
- Rotten: 4
- Average Rating: 7.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: The elegant understatement of this production turns it into a livelier experiment, a fluent, gripping version of one of Chekhov's more elusive plays.
Fresh: It's amazing it has taken Wallace Shawn, Andre Gregory, and director Louis Malle more than 10 years to collaborate again. It was worth the wait, though.
Fresh: This live-wire Vanya, freshly observed for the '90s, is fiercely funny, touching and vital.
Fresh: A lovely, intimate rethinking of Anton Chekhov's Russian classic Uncle Vanya.