September is one of Woody Allen's great cinematic classics. Allen penned the film with the intention with making "a play on film", thus keeping camera effects to a minimum and having many long takes that often lasted one or more scenes. Lane (Mia Farrow) is the heroine of this drama as she goes to her country home to recuperate from a failed suicide attempt. She begins making trips to the local village, where she befriends a widower named Howard (Denholm Elliot) and a struggling writer named Peter (Sam Waterston). Slowly but surely, Lane begins forming romantic ties with Peter, much to the dismay of her best friend, Stephanie (Diane Wiest), who believes that Peter will only cause Lane more heartbreak and might lead to another suicide attempt. Without any special effects or set pieces to weigh down the film, Lane's love for Peter and the high dramatic tension of the film are brought to the audience's full attention.