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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 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.

Director:

Lajos Koltai

Writers:

Susan Minot (screenplay), Michael Cunningham (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
3 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Storyline

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 reveals a long-held secret to her concerned daughters; Constance, a content wife and mother, and Nina, 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 as she journeys in her mind back to a summer weekend some fifty years before, when she was Ann Grant, 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. The bride-to-be is jittery, and turns to her maid of honor rather than her own mother for support. Ann stays close to her friend... Written by Focus Features

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The greatest actresses of our time in one extraordinary movie See more »

Genres:

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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Details

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pasión al atardecer 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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Actresses Meryl Streep, Toni Collette, Claire Danes and Eileen Atkins as well as writer Michael Cunningham previously worked together in The Hours (2002). See more »

Goofs

When Ann and Buddy dance around the house, the recording playing is sung by Michael Bublé, who would not have been born, much less been recorded at that time. 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

References Dracula (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

I've Got the World On a String
Written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler
Performed by Michael Bublé
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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how i liked evening
1 July 2007 | by jacksonsurrettSee all my reviews

I saw this movie Sunday afternoon. I absolutely loved this movie. I loved everything about it, from the sappy moments of mothers and daughters to the scenes where Mamie Gummer (Lila) is crying because of her poor decision in marrying a man for her parents and not because she is truly in love. I loved these moments because they were just so real. At first I was seriously scared because I was hoping that it would not end up like Bobby, which was a great cast but a poorly written movie with no real meat to it. But during the middle of the movie i felt completely different. You will laugh and you will cry but in the end you will want to see Evening one more time. Trust me when i say GO SEE IT!


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