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Evening (2007)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 29 June 2007 (USA)
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A drama exploring the romantic past and emotional present of Ann Lord (Vanessa Redgrave) and her daughters, Constance Haverford (Natasha Richardson) and Nina Mars (Toni Collette). As Ann lays dying, she remembers, and is moved to convey to her daughters, the defining moments in her life fifty years ago, when she was a young woman. Harris Arden (Patrick Wilson) is the man Ann loves in the 1950s ... See full summary »

Director:

Lajos Koltai

Writers:

Susan Minot (screenplay), Michael Cunningham (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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The love which binds mother and daughter - seen through the prism of one mother's life as it crests with optimism, navigates a turning point, and ebbs to its close. Overcome by the power of memory, Ann Lord (Vanessa Redgrave) reveals a long-held secret to her concerned daughters; Constance Haverford (Natasha Richardson), a content wife and mother, and Nina Mars (Toni Collette), a restless single woman. Both are bedside when Ann calls out for the man she loved more than any other. But who is this "Harris", wonder her daughters, and what is he to our mother? While Constance and Nina try to take stock of Ann's life and their own lives, their mother is tended to by a night nurse (Dame Eileen Atkins) as she journeys in her mind back to a summer weekend around fifty years before, when she was Ann Grant (Claire Danes), a young woman who has come from New York City to be maid of honor at the high-society Newport wedding of her dearest friend from college, Lila Wittenborn (Mamie Gummer). The ... Written by Focus Features

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Her greatest secret was her greatest gift. See more »

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements, sexual material, a brief accident scene and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Spouses-to-be Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy met for the first time during this shoot. See more »

Goofs

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

Nina Mars: You've never told us about somebody named Harris.
Ann Grant Lord: I guess I wanted it to be a surprise. You used to like surprises.
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Connections

Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.31 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal March
Written by Richard Wagner
Performed by Michael Hankinson
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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Worth watching for Hugh Dancy alone
29 December 2016 | by david_hokey_16See all my reviews

Evening tells a story worth hearing but unfortunately it gets lost along the way. There's too much focus on the present - not just Vanessa Redgrave's performance as the older Ann but mostly the subplot regarding her children. It's necessary to come to the present at times so that we can see how what has happened in the past has affected her and how she chooses to remember but the rest of it just weighs the film down without complementing it as it was meant to. The performances in the present scenes also lack the same elegance as those that take place in the past. Collette is a great actress but she and her boyfriend's actor both give average performances that just get in the way. The story that takes place in the past dealing with love, identity, and choice all within a few days time is where the film truly shines. Danes, of course, gives a great performance but Dancy is the one who steals the spotlight with what I feel should've garnered him a nomination for supporting actor at the Academy awards. The story is eloquent, melancholy, and can be felt as well as understood from deeper thought. If it weren't so muddled by what takes place in the present then it could've been a great film but as it stands with the way it is I can only call it good but not great. Another point of interest is the film's score which is just absolutely beautiful. So if you want to see a good movie then Evening is for you - just don't expect every piece to be wondrous as the wonder occurs in the past and is watered down by the present. That's just how I felt about it.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 2007 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,513,000, 1 July 2007

Gross USA:

$12,492,481

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,016,753
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2.35 : 1
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