Liz in September (English Subtitled)

 (200)5.91 h 32 min2015NR
Every year, Liz, a hardcore party girl and womanizer, celebrates her birthday with her friends at a Caribbean beach retreat. This year is different. She is sick but hates pity, so she hides her terminal illness. When a young woman outsider arrives, Liz's friends dare her to seduce her. But the ingénue is deeply wounded by the recent death of her young son, and nothing turns out as expected.
Directors
Fina Torres
Starring
Patricia VelasquezEloisa MaturenMimi Lazo
Genres
DramaLGBTQ
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Español
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Danay Garcia
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Fina TorresLiz Mago BoschJudy MillerLaura Oramas
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George T. JacobyReviewed in the United States on June 1, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
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Really, a 4.5 - the only detractions are for occasional poor filming - e.g., when Liz & Eva are in the boat heading to dive, the camera boat circles in front of it, clearly showing the path of the camera boat and causing swells and a distraction. I also give Eloísa Maturén (Eva) a 3.75 on her acting - beautiful actress with great potential, but either because of limited acting experience, or limited direction or both, her performance doesn't match the rest of the actresses, especially Patricia Velásquez. Still, a superb movie and much more than a lesbian flick. The end of life issues vis a vis mercy killing, complicated relationships, love, loyalty, and the whole gamut of human emotions and issues make for a remarkably meaningful movie.
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kindle readerReviewed in the United States on December 4, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
beautiful leads in a beautiful, tropical setting AND CANCER
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3.5 stars
**** In Venezuelan Spanish with English Subtitles ****

Eva (Eloisa Maturen) is a straight married woman who's recently lost her young son. Her marriage is on shaky ground and all her losses and grieving seem to propel her to the land of Lesbos for some sexual healing. Her car breaks down and she finds herself with nowhere else to stay except Margot's seaside hotel, which is currently filled with a group of lesbian friends on vacation. She doesn't make a great first impression as a bratty straight girl busting in on this lesbian haven...

Despite barely managing her worsening illness, Liz reverts to her womanizing ways and makes straight girl's presence more appealing when she bets her buds she'll bed her within three days. A sweet friendship ensues and these two offer sensual comfort through the best and worst of times.

I wish I could completely rave about this film. It speaks of the healing powers women share with each other. The two leads are beautiful and actually have decent chemistry-- Patricia Velasquez (Liz, the brunette) is even an out lesbian in real life, which is very awesome. The acting is pretty good, and who doesn't find the Spanish language sexy?? The beach retreat setting was gorgeous. The plot may sound very melodramatic... and yet it didn't bleed with angst or depress me. The ending was bittersweet and yet hopeful. But I just wasn't terribly moved by this drama on any level. I mean, I liked it and enjoyed the eye candy and it's better than some of our other movies, but it didn't delve too deeply into anything. So I didn't find myself particularly excited or sad about anything. And I think it coulda been a beautiful love story without all the terminal illness. You've got a tropical setting, a colony of pretty lesbians and a juicy straight girl for the taking... and you wanna dump a DOUBLE DOSE of cancer all over that?! WHY?!

Because seriously. Must our stories always end this way?! There are COUNTLESS happy-ending lesbian stories being published these days... why are filmmakers so determined to pick/write the sad ones?! This one is actually based on a 1980 play by Jane Chambers called "Last Summer at Bluefish Cove." Yes, 1980. I don't care if it's considered a "classic"... I'm so over the miserable classics and this line of thinking that we aren't allowed to be happy!! I wish filmmakers were looking toward the future instead of dwelling on the past to tell our stories. More fun and positivity and lesbians who aren't synonymous with tragedy, please...

Besides cancer, and more cancer... there is some primal roadside het sex I could have done without. There is one F/F sex scene as well. Some nudity. Motherhood is a valued experience here but no children dominate the scenes. All the lesbian friends had their own issues and dreams and lives... but none of that was developed much.

Patricia Velasquez has a fashion model history and you may recognize her as Anck-Su-Namun from the Mummy franchise and Begoña from S5 of The L Word. She's a hot, womanizing tomboy dyke here who rides a motorcycle... very nice to look at. But so is the straight girl, Eva. :)

Despite my complaints, this is still a sweet story and worth watching. But I wouldn't watch it again or buy it.
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Lyle MReviewed in the United States on March 30, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Funny, sweet movie
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This is a sweet movie. For some reason this band of friends is believable, tucked away in their own little world. Visually this is a beautiful movie, is well acted and produced. I got caught up in it and enjoyed it. That is generally what I ask of a movie, it grabbed me and pulled me in. S
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AaliyahReviewed in the United States on July 23, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
Not great
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The editing, filming, storyline, and acting in this movie was pretty bad. Like a very cheesy Lifetime movie. The setting didn't quite make sense. The overall plot had holes and seems to jump around quite a bit. It was really stereotypical in many areas of the plot. I only finished watching it because I paid for it.
Erik Martin WillenReviewed in the United States on March 30, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Movie
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Liz a Septiembre was a very pleasant surprise directed by Fina Torres and written by the same and Jane Chambers (play.) The story is about love and death, and perhaps something as important; discrimination against certain people because of his / her nature. The film is very well made and the scenery is very beautiful. The acting is well done, and this film is a must watch.
CharlieReviewed in the United States on May 16, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good likeable story.
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Used to watch this on Netflix. They took it off so this has been added to my library. It is a good story. Acting is good. I don't speak the language so the sub-title quality is important. They did a good job on this movie.
Lisa A.Reviewed in the United States on April 9, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Want to Cancel this Order! Mistake.
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I clicked on this item accidentally when I was looking for DVD format. My order was processed and I was unable to cancel.
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on December 8, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
okay
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it was a good movie
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