END OF SUMMER is a turn-of-the-century period romance that plays like a pale imitation of the works of Merchant-Ivory. It premiered originally on the Showtime cable network prior to a 1997 theatrical release.
Late 19th-century. Repressed, wealthy spinster Christine Van Buren (Jacqueline Bisset) makes her annual trek to Saratoga for the summer. At a sprawling estate, she encounters Theo Remington (Peter Weller), a man she loved and lost 25 years earlier. The pair begin to rediscover one another until
the arrival of Alice Anderson (Amy Locane), a flirtatious, flighty young woman who is to be chaperoned by Christine. Alice is quickly drawn to the handsome, older Th...