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Fred Parnes (screenplay)
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An ambitious graduate student convinces a writer that her thesis can resurrect his career. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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7 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Frank Langella ... Leonard Schiller

Lauren Ambrose ... Heather Wolfe
Patti Perkins ... Dolores

Lili Taylor ... Ariel Schiller

Adrian Lester ... Casey Davis
Dennis Parlato ... Author

Jeff McCarthy ... Charles
Michael Cumpsty ... Victor

Jessica Hecht ... Sandra Bennett

Karl Bury ... Frederick

Sean T. Krishnan ... Cab Driver

Thomas Ryan ... Nick

Anitha Gandhi ... Chelsea

Joie Lee ... Second Author
John C. Havens ... Jeff the Doorman

Joel West ... Waiter

Ali Reza ... Doctor

Jerry Walsh ... Bartender
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Denise S. Anderson ... Diner Patron (uncredited)

John Auer ... Audiance Member (uncredited)

Jackie Brown ... Diner Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Andrew Wagner 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Brian Morton  novel
Fred Parnes  screenplay
Andrew Wagner  screenplay

Produced by
Jake Abraham .... producer
Douglas Harmon .... executive producer
Nancy Israel .... producer
Allen Meyerson .... executive producer
Gregory Moyer .... executive producer (as Greg Moyer)
Fred Parnes .... producer
John Sloss .... executive producer
Mandy Tagger .... co-producer
Andrew Wagner .... producer
Gary Winick .... producer
 
Original Music by
Adam Gorgoni 
 
Cinematography by
Harlan Bosmajian (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Gena Bleier 
 
Casting by
Cindy Tolan 
 
Production Design by
Carol Strober 
 
Art Direction by
Dara Wishingrad 
 
Costume Design by
Claudia Brown 
 
Makeup Department
Michelle Kearns .... additional hair stylist
Michelle Kearns .... additional makeup artist
Stayc St. Onge .... key makeup artist
Joanna Stewart .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Kathryn Dean .... unit production manager
Sara Shaw .... post-production supervisor
Luca Borghese .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sheri Davani .... first assistant director (as Shahrzad 'Sheri' Davani)
Alex Foster .... second assistant director
R. Zachary Shildwachter .... second second assistant director
Curtis Smith .... additional first assistant director
 
Art Department
I. Javier Ameijeiras .... art assistant (as Javier Ameijeiras)
Jeff Butcher .... property master
Olenka Denysenko .... property master
Daniel Ediger .... art intern
Christopher Frierson .... art intern (as Chris Frierson)
Laura Harper .... art assistant
Eric Kagan .... art assistant
Alex Lamas .... art assistant
Betty Ann Murphy .... art assistant
Maggie Ross .... art intern
Ricardo Springer .... art intern
Amy Dholakia-Jorand .... graphic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Willy Allen .... dialogue editor
Antony Bayman .... adr recordist: UK
Paul Berolzheimer .... foley supervisor
Neil Danziger .... additional boom operator
Michael Ferdie .... dialogue editor
Robert Friedman .... foley artist
Taiwo Heard .... sound intern
Scott A. Jennings .... sound re-recording mixer
Scott A. Jennings .... supervising sound editor
Jan McLaughlin .... sound mixer
Brett Pierce .... sound effects editor
Brett Pierce .... sound re-recording mixer
Joe Schiff .... sound effects editor
B. Tennyson Sebastian III .... sound re-recording mixer (as Tennyson Sebastian)
Michael Suarez .... adr recordist: NYC
Andy Thompson .... adr mixer: UK
Julie Wilde .... boom operator (as Julie Stalker Wilde)
David Wright .... adr assistant: NYC
Michael Ferdie .... adr editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Manuel Billeter .... camera operator
Steve Briante .... additional first assistant camera
Ian Burbage .... additional grip
Michael F. Burke .... additional photography (as Michael Burke)
Steven Capitano Calitri .... gaffer (as Steve Calitri)
Annabel Clark .... special photography (as Annabel Clarke)
Matthew Clark .... additional photography
Larhn Davitt .... best boy grip (as Larhn Laurens-Davitt)
Keith Gordon .... rigging grip (as Keith M. Gordon)
Linda Kallerus .... first assistant camera (as Linda Slater)
Matthew Kerr .... additional grip
Lou Massa .... key grip
Paul C. McKenna .... second assistant camera (as Paul McKenna)
Matthew Mendelson .... additional grip
Meno Payne .... additional grip
Randy Schwartz .... second assistant camera
George Sheldon .... electrician
Simon Shen .... best boy electric
Malik A. Turner .... rigging grip
David Woolner .... additional electrician
Sergei Franklin .... steadicam operator (uncredited)
Ray Richards .... electrician (uncredited)
Ethan Wilhelm .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Adam Caldwell .... casting assistant
Kari Gray .... extras casting
Emily Reutlinger .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gracie Cox .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
David Frisk .... editorial production assistant
Jimmy Fusil .... digital intermediate producer: Technicolor
John Hirota .... digital intermediate editor: Technicolor
John Persichetti .... digital colorist: Technicolor
Michael E. Phillips .... consultant: digital editing (as Michael Phillips)
Patrick J. Smith .... assistant editor
Everette Webber .... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ted Blaisdell .... score mixer
Ted Blaisdell .... score recordist
Brian Bulman .... music editor
Linda Cohen .... music supervisor
Adam Gorgoni .... score producer
 
Other crew
Patrick Bevilacqua .... set production assistant
Tom Blake .... department intern
Paul Brennan .... production legal: Sloss Law Office
Mara Hade Connolly .... production accountant (as Mara Connolly)
Rachel Connors .... script supervisor
Kristen Dubberstein .... location manager
Ayla Ercin .... production legal: Sloss Law Office
Sara Ferrence .... production office intern
Jess Fogel .... set production assistant
Emily Gardiner .... production executive (as Emily Gardiner-Herzog)
Kari Gray .... production office intern
Evan Gregg .... assistant location manager
Alison Hunter .... production legal: Sloss Law Office
Jo Kelly .... coordinator: InDigEnt
Ashish Kothari .... department intern
Valeria Maaud .... set production assistant
Karen McGovern .... department intern
Adam S. Miller .... production secretary
Tasha Morris .... production office intern
Kory O'Donnell .... production coordinator
Tony Osso .... additional script supervisor
Matthew Reedy .... set production assistant (as Matt Reedy)
Sam Rosenberg .... set production assistant
Patrick T. Rousseau .... set production assistant
Alexis Soto .... production office intern
Daniel Steinman .... production legal: Sloss Law Office
Robert White .... set production assistant
Zoe White .... department intern
Jerrell Williams .... department intern
Noah Workman .... additional production assistant
Nikoo Yahyazadeh .... production assistant
Steven Yap .... set production assistant
Chad Yavarow .... department intern
Drew Evans .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Scott Ferlisi .... location consultant (uncredited)
Tyler Jackson .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jeff Niggemeyer .... cat handler (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Doug Bernheim .... special thanks
Alicia Bleier .... thanks
Frederick Elmes .... special thanks
Kevin Kennedy .... special thanks
Adam Lichtenstein .... thanks
Bill Pullman .... thanks
Rick Singer .... very special thanks
Rick Sparr .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language and brief nudity
Runtime:
111 min
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Trivia:
Stu Richel played the husband of Jill Eikenberry in a scene with her former lover, played by Frank Langella. The Jill-Frank relationship was thought not to be "central to the spine of the story" and was dropped in the final cut.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: While Heather drinks orange juice with Leonard, the amount of orange juice in her glass changes several times, and her bangs switch back and forth between disorderly and parted neatly in the middle.See more »
Quotes:
Heather Wolfe:Men my age are like chewing gum; ten minutes of flavor, and then just bland repetition.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Battle of Algiers (1966)See more »
Soundtrack:
Driving ThroughSee more »

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36 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
The scholar of West End Avenue, 22 December 2007
Author: jotix100 from New York

Some writers receive early praise in their careers. Some even more talented ones never get their due because their work is not commercially satisfactory. In fact, it could be said that fame eludes a lot of brilliant authors who, as in the case of Leonard Schiller, must resort to a life of teaching in the great universities of the country. Schiller has only produced four novels, which sadly, seem to be out of print and unappreciated by even serious readers.

It is at this juncture of Leonard's life that a change occurs. When the eager young Heather, who wants to base her thesis on his books, comes to visit to ask if it could be possible to enlist him to help her with her paper. Leonard Schiller feels flattered and repulsed at the same time. He is a private man who has shunned notoriety and wants to stay that way, but ends up in going along with the young woman.

Leonard, a widower, has a daughter, Ariel, a woman in her early forties who believes her biological clock is running out of time if she is to have a baby. She had wanted to have a child with Casey, who doesn't cherish the thought of fatherhood and had broken with her. When he reappears, they renew their relationship with mixed results because Casey can't commit. This disparity is pointed out to Ariel by her father, who feels she is not getting her due.

Heather, we see moving closer and closer to Leonard. It appears inevitable they are headed for an involvement, one that he feels is more than what he wanted to get, especially with a woman way too young for him. The intensity of the feeling she provokes in him, surprises Schiller, who is in ill health, but he gives way to his fears jumping into an affair which will prove will not benefit either one of them.

"Starting Early in the Evening" is a small triumph for the team behind it, notably for director Andrew Wagner who gives the light touch the story requires. The film which is based on a Brian Morton book, which we haven't read, translates beautifully for the screen.

Frank Langella is simply marvelous playing Leonard Schiller. He is worth the price of admission. Obviously, the actor knows well how the character he is playing reacts to all the new sensations he discovers at a late age when the young woman comes into his life. Mr. Langella has never been better and more effective as he is in here. His take on this forgotten scholar is right on target.

Lauren Ambrose, whose work we have admired before, makes quite a case with her Heather. She is an eager young woman who probably has no intention of falling in love with the older man, yet, in her admiration for the author, she leaps into a serious situation that might not mean anything to her, yet, it has given Leonard a new taste in life.

Lily Taylor's Ariel is a complicated character. As the daughter, she is protective, yet, she ends up accepting a woman, much younger than her to be her father's lover. At the same time, her own life is in turmoil because of the motherhood she feels is denied to her. The brilliant Adrian Lester and Jessica Hecht add to the enjoyment of the film.

The film has a foreign film feeling to it. Andrew Wagner shows a sure hand in the final product and one can only wish him to continue along this way because he shows that he has talent and an eye for bringing out those hidden emotions in this interesting film.

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