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Evening -- A drama exploring the romantic past and emotional present of Ann Grant and her daughters, Constance and Nina. As Ann lays dying, she remembers, and is moved to convey to her daughters, the defining moments in her life 50 years prior, when she was a young
Evening -- A drama exploring the romantic past and emotional present of Ann Grant and her daughters, Constance and Nina. As Ann lays dying, she remembers, and is moved to convey to her daughters, the defining moments in her life 50 years prior, when she was a young

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Her greatest secret was her greatest gift. See more »
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A drama exploring the romantic past and emotional present of Ann Grant and her daughters, Constance and Nina. As Ann lays dying, she remembers, and is moved to convey to her daughters, the defining moments in her life 50 years prior, when she was a young woman. Harris is the man Ann loves in the 1950s and never forgets. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Claire Danes ... Ann Grant

Toni Collette ... Nina Mars

Vanessa Redgrave ... Ann Lord

Patrick Wilson ... Harris Arden

Hugh Dancy ... Buddy Wittenborn

Natasha Richardson ... Constance Haverford

Mamie Gummer ... Lila Wittenborn

Eileen Atkins ... The Night Nurse

Meryl Streep ... Lila Ross

Glenn Close ... Mrs. Wittenborn

Ebon Moss-Bachrach ... Luc

Barry Bostwick ... Mr. Wittenborn

David Furr ... Ralph Haverford

Sarah Clements ... Lizzie Tull (as Sarah Viccellio)

Cheryl Lynn Bowers ... Peach Howze

Chuck Cooper ... Ray
Timothy Kiefer ... Karl Ross
Jon DeVries ... Deaver Ross (as Jon Devries)

David Call ... Pip

Robert Walsh ... Matt
David Robson ... Ethan

Kara F. Doherty ... Chloe / Constance Age 6 (as Kara Doherty)

Chris Stack ... Phil Mars

Maxine Prescott ... Great Aunt Roo
Margaret Coen ... Constance Age 4
Annie Wardwell ... Nina Age 4
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jason Anthony ... The Plunge Group (uncredited)

Whitney Avalon ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Ellen Becker-Gray ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Brian Bradshaw ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Allyssa Brooke ... The Plunge Group (uncredited)

Susan Buttrick ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Michael Anthony Coppola ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Blaise Corrigan ... Driver (uncredited)

John Currie ... Ring Bearer (uncredited)
Bonnie-Kathleen Discepolo ... Upper East Side Lady (uncredited)
Christopher Ferrara ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Keith Fluker ... Cameraman (uncredited)
Domenic Fuggetta ... The Plunge Group (uncredited)
Gabe Goodman ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Rob W. Gray ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Diane Halling ... Irish Maid (uncredited)

Americo Presciutti ... Jazz Club Musican (uncredited)

Jerry Quinn ... Pianist (uncredited)
Laurence Richardson ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Heath Stewart ... The Plunge Group (uncredited)

Kal Thompson ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Donald Warnock ... Next-Door Neighbor (uncredited)

Directed by
Lajos Koltai 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Susan Minot (screenplay) and
Michael Cunningham (screenplay)

Susan Minot (novel)

Produced by
Michael Cunningham .... executive producer
Jill Footlick .... executive producer
Michael Hogan .... executive producer
Robert Kessel .... executive producer
Susan Minot .... executive producer
Luke Parker Bowles .... co-producer
Thomas A. Reilly .... associate producer (as Tom Reilly)
Jeff Sharp .... producer (as Jeffrey Sharp)
Claire Taylor .... co-producer
Nina Wolarsky .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Jan A.P. Kaczmarek 
 
Cinematography by
Gyula Pados (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Allyson C. Johnson 
 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Suzanne Crowley 
Billy Hopkins 
 
Production Design by
Caroline Hanania 
 
Art Direction by
Jordan Jacobs 
 
Set Decoration by
Catherine Davis 
 
Costume Design by
Michelle Matland (co-costume designer)
Ann Roth 
 
Makeup Department
Cheryl Daniels .... hair stylist
Tricia Heine .... key makeup artist
J. Roy Helland .... hair designer
J. Roy Helland .... makeup designer
Jeri La Shay .... makeup artist
Jerry Popolis .... hair department head
Karen Specht .... key hair stylist
Bradley Stenson .... department head makeup
Louie Zakarian .... special makeup effects artist
Frank Barbosa .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Paula Dion .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Diane Dixon .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Christine Fennell .... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Stephanie Accetta .... unit production manager (as Steph Accetta)
Jennifer Lane .... post-production supervisor
Nellie Nugiel .... unit production manager
Judy Richter .... production supervisor: New York
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Greenway .... second second assistant director
Deanna Leslie .... second assistant director (as Deanna Leslie Kelly)
Thomas A. Reilly .... first assistant director (as Tom Reilly)
 
Art Department
Brian Buckley .... set dresser (as Brian W. Buckley)
Jason Case .... set dresser (as Jason Pontes)
Jessica Case .... set dresser
Doug Cluff .... charge scenic artist (as Douglas Cluff)
Melissa Cooperman .... second assistant property master
Peter K. Dunbar .... leadman: New York
Elizabeth Fisher .... art department production assistant (as Elizabeth Anne Fisher)
Eric Jerman .... set dresser
Lance Littlefield .... scenic artist
Robin Everett McGuirl .... art department production assistant
Brian McKenzie .... set dresser
Ann Miller .... property master
Janine Moore .... art department coordinator
Paul Peabody .... construction foreman
Scott T. Pina .... construction coordinator
Michael Ramsey .... art department production assistant
Helen Rasmussen .... assistant set decorator
John Ryder .... picture car coordinator
Will Scheck .... on-set greensperson: New York
Robert Schleinig .... lead man
Elizabeth Schlitten .... first assistant property master
Karl Shefelman .... storyboard artist
Andrew Spagnoli .... set dresser
Steven Sparfven .... set dresser
Meaghan E. Stone .... lead greensperson
John H. Storey .... scenic foreman (as J.H. Storey)
Debra Sugarman .... on-set dresser
Katie Tower .... graphic designer (as Katherine Tower)
Bill Wieters .... on-set scenic artist
Peter Wilcox .... gang boss (as Peter A. Wilcox)
Peter Wilcox .... propmaker (as Peter A. Wilcox)
Erik Malkovich .... set dresser (uncredited)
Randy L. Parisian .... scenic artist: New York (uncredited)
Giovanni Rodriguez .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Debra Sugarman .... character artwork (uncredited)
Cleo Wang .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Gina Alfano .... adr editor (as Gina R. Alfano)
David Boulton .... adr recordist
Timothy R. Boyce Jr. .... cableperson: New York (as T.R. Boyce Jr.)
Rachel Chancey .... foley editor
Krissopher Chevannes .... adr recordist
Harry Higgins .... sound re-recordist
Bobby Johanson .... adr recordist
Thomas Kodros .... sound consultant: Dolby
Lenny Manzo .... utility sound
Dave Paterson .... sound re-recording mixer (as Dave Patterson)
Dave Paterson .... supervising sound editor
Mary Ellen Porto .... dialogue editor
Joel Reidy .... boom operator
Steve Schwartz .... first assistant sound editor
Reilly Steele .... sound re-recording mixer
Shane Stoneback .... sound re-recordist
Robert Troeller .... sound mix technician (as Bob Troeller)
Tom Williams .... sound mixer
Ryan Collison .... foley engineer (uncredited)
Jay Peck .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
J.C. Brotherhood .... special effects supervisor (as JC Brotherhood)
Chris Jordan .... special effects foreman: New York
John Ruggieri .... special effects coordinator
John Ruggieri .... special effects foreman
 
Visual Effects by
Sarah Barber .... visual effects production assistant: Mr. X Inc
Michael Becki .... digital compositor: Mr. X Inc
Shawn Broes .... digital intermediate editor: Modern VideoFilm
Rene Clark .... digital imaging: Modern VideoFilm
Adrian Colbert .... digital intermediate scanner: Modern VideoFilm
Anand Dorairaj .... digital compositor: Mr. X Inc
David Fix .... senior systems administrator: Mr. X Inc
Zachary J. Gans .... visual effects production assistant: Mr. X Inc
Robert Greb .... digital compositor: Mr. X Inc
Kris Gregg .... digital imaging: Modern VideoFilm
Annu Gulati .... digital compositor: Mr. X Inc
Nicholas Hasson .... iq artist: Modern VideoFilm (as Nick Hasson)
Victoria Holt .... visual effects coordinator: Mr. X Inc
Mark Intravartolo .... visual effects artist: inferno, Modern VideoFilm
Ethan Lee .... visual effects rigging: Mr. X Inc
Mai-Ling Lee .... modeler and texture artist: Mr. X Inc
Shun Sing Edward Lee .... digital compositor: Mr. X Inc. (as Edward Lee)
Jim Maxwell .... matte painter: Mr. X Inc.
Sarah McMurdo .... digital producer: Mr. X Inc
Sean Mills .... modeler and texture artist: Mr. X Inc
Mateo Novacovici .... systems administrator: Mr. X Inc
Ben Perez .... video colorist
Matt Ralph .... 3D animator: Mr. X Inc
Dominic Remane .... visual effects lighting: Mr. X Inc
Darcy Reno .... systems administrator: Mr. X Inc (as Darcy Bangsund)
Carolyn Shelby .... visual effects tape operator: Mr. X Inc (as Caroline Shelby)
Brendan Taylor .... on-set lead: Mr. X Inc
Ed Thompson .... digital imaging: Modern VideoFilom
Aaron Weintraub .... visual effects supervisor: Mr. X Inc
Fiona Campbell Westgate .... visual effects producer: Mr. X Inc
Colin Withers .... senior technical supervisor: Mr. X Inc
Wojciech Zielinski .... modelling supervisor: Mr. X Inc
 
Stunts
G.A. Aguilar .... stunt coordinator (as George Aguilar)
Blaise Corrigan .... stunt coordinator
Geoffrey Dowell .... stunts (as Geoff Dowell)
Samantha MacIvor .... stunts
Stephen Mann .... stunts
Thomas T. O'Brien .... safety dive master
Christopher Place .... stunts (as Chris Place)
Keith Siglinger .... stunts
Jason Matthew Barclay .... safety diver (uncredited)
Thomas T. O'Brien .... safety diver (uncredited)
Christopher Place .... stunt double: Patrick Wilson (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Leonard Applefeld .... electrician (as Leonard Applefield)
Rick Beausoleil .... company grip
Jason Bowen .... generator operator
Eric Boyle .... grip
Robert Bullard .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Robert Clark .... electrician
Brian Corbett .... grip
Jerry DeBlau .... chief lighting technician
Kenneth Dodd .... best boy electric (as Ken Dodd)
Dru Dunnaway .... grip
Eric Engler .... electric
Brant S. Fagan .... Steadicam operator
Cynthia Fand .... grip
James V. Gartland .... dolly grip
Peter Girolami .... rigging gaffer
Michael Hadley .... electrician (as Michael A. Hadley)
Sean Hadley .... electrician (as Sean Kevin Hadley)
John Halligan .... best boy grip: Paris
John Hamilton .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as John R. Hamilton)
Matt Harrington .... best boy rigging grip (as Matthew Harrington)
Elizabeth Heslep .... camera loader (as Liz Heslep)
Christian J. Hollyer .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Christian Hollyer)
Sal Lanza .... key grip
John Levy .... video assist operator
John R. Loyd .... grip
Robin MacLeod .... grip
Phil Nason .... electrician
Gene Page .... still photographer
Michael Peterson .... electrician (as Michael J. Peterson)
Mark Price .... grip
David Puopolo .... grip
Blackford 'Boots' Shelton .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Boots Shelton)
Gregory W. Smith .... Steadicam operator: New York (as Greg Smith)
Elliott Snell .... electrician
Bill Trautvetter .... camera operator
Aaron Tyburski .... rigging electric
Thomas Yostpille .... key rigging grip
Andrew Zuch .... video playback operator (as Andy Zuch)
Joshua Barnatt .... set electrician (uncredited)
Robert Beinhocker .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Rick Cardillo .... electrician (uncredited)
Brant S. Fagan .... camera operator: Super Technocrane (uncredited)
Josh Friz .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Ryan Gibeau .... electrician (uncredited)
Zack Gorman .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Ed Lalli .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Ed Lalli .... additional grip (uncredited)
JD Leedham .... additional rigging grip (uncredited)
Rob Massey .... epk director of photography (uncredited)
Dave Provenzano .... grip (uncredited)
Peter Rippe .... electrician (uncredited)
David C. Romano .... grip (uncredited)
Travis Trudell .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sondra James .... adr voice casting
Jessica Kelly .... casting assistant
Anne Mulhall .... casting: Rhode Island
Anne Mulhall .... extras casting: Rhode Island
Paul Schnee .... casting assistant
Grant Wilfley .... extras casting: New York
Marny Smith .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gina Castellano .... costume coordinator
Nina Cinelli .... set costumer
David Davenport .... costume supervisor
Nicole Greenbaum .... set costumer
Donna Maloney .... costume supervisor
Janna Pederson .... stitcher
Janna Pederson .... tailor
Ann Powderly .... stitcher
Ann Powderly .... tailor
Jonathan Schwartz .... costume department assistant
Benjamin Wilson .... set costumer
Megan Asbee .... costume production assistant (uncredited)
Margaret Palmer .... set costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Joe Finley .... digital intermediate colorist: Modern VideoFilm
Terry Haggar .... color timer
Patrick McGuinn .... project manager: video dailies, Technicolor New York
Zara Park .... digital intermediate post supervisor: Modern VideoFilm (as Zara Roberts)
Ben Perez .... video colorist: Technicolor New York
Carrie Puchkoff .... first assistant editor: dailies
Pat Repola .... vice president feature post-production: Modern VideoFilm
Gina Sansom .... post-production assistant
David A. Smith .... first assistant editor
Joe Violante .... dailies advisor: Technicolor New York
Alexis Wiscomb .... post-production coordinator: delivery
Brian Boyd .... digital preview colorist (uncredited)
Charles Herzfeld .... hd dailies advisor (uncredited)
Jason Spencer .... editor intern (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Christine Bergren .... music legal and clearance
Adam Bytof .... musician: cello
Linda Cohen .... music supervisor
Jan A.P. Kaczmarek .... orchestrator
Jan A.P. Kaczmarek .... score producer
Christopher Kennedy .... music editor
Krzysztof Kit .... musician: oboe
Agnieszka Kopacka .... musician: piano
Bogna Kowalska .... orchestra contractor
Deb Lapidus .... vocal coach
Sylwia Mierzejewska .... musician: violin
Leszek Mozdzer .... musician: piano
Rafal Paczkowski .... music score mixer
Enis Rotthoff .... assistant to composer
Justyna Steczkowska .... musician: singer (as Justyna Streczkowska)
Marek Szpakiewicz .... orchestrator
Piotr Tatarski .... assistant to composer
Janusz Wawrowski .... musician: violin
Tadeusz Wicherek .... conductor
 
Transportation Department
Roland A. Allard .... driver
Stephan Atamian Jr. .... driver
Oscar Beguiristain .... driver
Charles Bessette .... driver
John 'Bubba' Branch .... transportation co-captain
Richard R. Busardo .... driver (as Richard Busardo)
Sam Cardarelli Jr. .... driver (as Samuel W. Cardarelli Jr.)
Mike Easter .... transportation captain (as Michael C. Easter)
George Forte .... driver
George M. Gagnon .... driver
Kenny Gaskins .... transportation co-captain: New York
Ernie Hallquist .... driver
Ronald R. Harrison .... driver
James Healey .... driver (as James P. Healey)
Keith Kalohelani .... driver
Gino Lucci .... representative: picture car company, New York
John McLaughlin .... driver: honeywagon
Daniel Nason .... driver
Harry R. Ogden .... driver
Wade Pytka .... driver
Nicholas Ricamo .... driver
Dexter Roberts .... transportation
John Ryder .... car wrangler
Antonio G. Silva .... driver
Ronald J. Vincent .... driver
 
Other crew
John Alfred .... finance executive
Sheila Allen .... production accountant
Natalie Angel .... production coordinator
Anthony Bonello .... set production assistant
Patrick D. Boyd .... second assistant chef
Barbara Branch .... first assistant accountant
Wilson Braun .... assistant: Lajos Koltai
Eamonn Burke .... assistant: Vanessa Redgrave and Natasha Richardson
Troy Caldwell .... first assistant chef
Celeste Autumn Clark .... office production assistant: New York (as Autumn Clark)
Clementine Crawford .... assistant: Jeff Sharp (as Clementine Teniqua Crawford)
Robert Darwell .... legal services: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton
Joe Deingenis .... craft service
Patrick Donovan .... production secretary
Anthony Dorre .... caterer: New York
Gleanna Doyle .... animal wrangler
Henry Fernaine .... production executive
Jane Finn-Foley .... assistant: Jill Footlick
Mike Fitzgerald .... production assistant
Natsu Furuichi .... production associate
Philippe Gallichet .... chef
Dave Ginsberg .... assistant location manager: New York (as David Ginsberg)
Jonathan Golfman .... legal services: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton
Franky Guttman .... assistant: Jeff Sharp
Tina Hamilton .... asset manager
Charles Harrington .... location consultant (as Charlie Harrington)
Corri Hopkins .... location assistant: New York
Crystal Jenney .... office production assistant
Kristin Johansen .... adr actor
Jon M. Johnson .... parking coordinator: New York (as Jon Johnson Sr.)
Matthew J. Kotowski .... set production assistant
Ashley Kravitz .... clearance services
Amy Leigh Johnson .... unit publicist
Patrick Mahoney .... craft service (as Patrick J. Mahoney)
Adam McCarthy .... location manager
Ryan McPeake .... set medic
Carlos Medeiros .... set production assistant
Rob Meisenholder .... payroll accountant
Ashley Morris .... assistant: Claire Danes
Daniel Murray .... set production assistant (as Daniel C. Murray)
Thomas T. O'Brien .... dive master
Chris Michael Peterson .... choreographer
Christina Pitassi .... second assistant accountant
Luke Poling .... assistant production coordinator
Heather Quam .... medic
Joe Robinson .... production secretary
Phil Rodowsky .... combined dialogue continuity and spotting: Oncore Productions
Todd Rodowsky .... combined dialogue continuity and spotting: Oncore Productions
Whitney Rothe .... set production assistant
Howard Samuelsohn .... dialect coach (as Howard Samuelson)
Andrew Saxe .... location manager: New York
Ken Schiff .... craft service
Dee Schuka .... post-production accountant: Trevanna Post Inc.
George Sheanshang .... legal council: Hart Sharp
Robin Squibb .... script supervisor
Chris Walsh .... location assistant (as Christopher Walsh)
Colin Walsh .... assistant location manager
David H. Angell .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jason Matthew Barclay .... diver (uncredited)
Mimi Coleman .... location coordinator (uncredited)
Terry Conforti .... stand-in (uncredited)
Shannon Dennard .... location scout: New York (uncredited)
Alan Francis .... photo double: Patrick Wilson (uncredited)
Scott Franklin .... location assistant (uncredited)
Jennifer Zolten Freed .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Mark Killian .... production assistant (uncredited)
Michael Kowalczyk .... craft service assistant (uncredited)
Thomas T. O'Brien .... lead diver (uncredited)
Jeff Pinette .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jillian Roache .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jesse Rosenblatt .... legal services: rights (uncredited)
Joe Russo .... epk producer (uncredited)
Heli Soell .... assistant post-production accountant (uncredited)
Bill Timoney .... adr voice group (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Steven Feinberg .... grateful acknowledgment
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements, sexual material, a brief accident scene and language
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117 min
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Trivia:
According to The Hollywood Reporter (9/14/06): "director Jonathan Caouette (Tarnation (2003)) had been in preliminary discussions to direct, and Oscar-winning actress Ellen Burstyn was discussed for the lead role, but those deals never developed."See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Ann points out her star, chosen by Buddy, to Harris as one of the Seven Sisters. The Seven Sisters is the Pleiades, which (in addition to Orion, which is also mentioned) is a winter constellation and could not possibly have been in the sky during the summer, when the wedding took place.See more »
Quotes:
Lila Wittenborn:We are mysterious creatures, aren't we? And at the end so much of it turns out not to matter.See more »
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References Dracula (1931)See more »
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50 out of 89 people found the following review useful.
A great chick flick, 18 June 2007
Author: laraemeadows from United States

Evening is the beautiful story of the flawed love of a mother. The movie split in time, is magically shot, amazingly acted and has a touching script. Vanessa Redgrave plays Anne Grant Lord, a woman sun-setting out of life. Lying in her bed, her mind remembering and misfiring, she recalls her first mistake. Claire Danes plays the young Anne, giving a youthful vitality to dying bed ridden woman. Daughters Nina (Toni Collette) and Constance (Natasha Richardson) try to decipher the real story from the disheartening dementia. Her first mistake revolves around Harris Arden (Patrick Wilson); the man her best friend Lila (Mamie Gummer) deeply loved. The daughters must come to terms with their mother's past, and their futures. The cast is glowing in Evening. The collective acting energy of this movie could have powered the equipment for the production of this entire film. I am so glad to see Claire Danes working again, especially in this role. She is so young, and alive, fully living the joys, mistakes and heartbreak of young Anne's first mistake. This is a true feat when you realize she is playing a woman, dying in bed. When her life overwhelms her, you can feel her desire to crack and her hopeless hope that she won't. Some of her facial expressions grinded on me a little, but over all her performance was so radiant, I was left with that only as a side note. Toni Collette continues to prove that you can be a powerful actress without being a super model. She plays the black sheep of the family; a little lost. Nina finds a great deal of strength in her mother's mistake. Collette delicately avoids creating a cruel character who revels in the mistakes of her mother, instead choosing the wiser path of learning from her mother's mistakes. There is a great deal of infighting between Nina and her sister Constance. Their fights remind me of ones I have with my sister all the time. Mamie Gummer, who plays Anne's youthful best friend, is wonderful. Her character is stuck between her heart and her status in society. Even when she is crying and her heart is breaking, she is incredibly regal and charming. I can't wait to see her act in something else in the future. Vanessa Redgrave's performance is very hard for me to describe. Her talent at making her mental status ambiguous without being wacko or even especially tragic is why it is so powerful. The audience does not know if she is making up the story because she is slipping away or if these events truly happened. Physically and emotionally speaking, Redgrave is acting in a box. Not much physical space and limited emotional range might have been a stunner to a lesser actress but she makes the limitations work for her. I was constantly amazed. The movie is definitely woman-focused but the men in the movie are not just accessories. Patrick Wilson is mesmerizing as Harris. It is no wonder that everyone in the movie is in love with him, I sure was. Buddy Wittenborn is Lila's brother, spiraling out of control. Hugh Dancy spirals Buddy out of control without sending his acting down the drain. Glen Close has my favorite scene in the movie. It reminded me of the famous scene from Monster's Ball. It is terrible and jaw dropping grief. I was utterly stunned. The one acting disappointment was Natasha Richardson. While her fight scenes were memorable, most of her acting reeks of melodrama. It would have suited her to take an acting bath before we had to breathe her stink. It's a good thing she wasn't in charge of the visuals. The visuals of the movie are sparkling. Cinematographer Gyula Pados couldn't make a film richer in color, light so perfectly matched to mood and emotion. The visual concepts of the flash back sequences are powerful and resonating. There were many scenes that could have been stopped, printed, mounted and sold as art. I admit it, I cried. Evening is a powerful movie. Evening is defiantly a chick flick but a really great chick flick. If you want to impress a woman with a movie choice, pick Evening.

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