Evening

Evening

Evening
Ann (Redgrave) is now an old lady, hooked up to an oxygen machine in a dark room she’ll never leave. When she closes her eyes, she remembers a happy time when she was in love a man whom she’s never since forgotten. While the narrative fades between the older and younger Ann (Danes), her two daughters sit at her side. One in particular (Collette) is very interested in her mother’s secret past, hoping that it might provide clues to understanding the meaning of true love and the bonds that bind us together.
2007Rating: M, Low level offensive language117 minsUSA
AdaptationDramaRomance
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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An all-star team of filmmakers takes on a minor-league story. The cast and crew here include multiple Oscar winners and nominees, a Pulitzer Prize-winning screenwriter, and a director, a much-honored cinematographer who collaborated with a Nobel Prize-winning author no less for his first film. Alas, the thing they all choose to labor over is a thin, overwrought tale of New England bluebloods wallowing in self-perpetuated angst and recriminations. At the end of the movie, everyone decides to get over it. Wow, that's a relief...

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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There are few things more depressing than a weeper that doesn't make you weep. "Evening" creeps through its dolorous paces as prudently as an undertaker...

1.0
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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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Perfect flick for mums and daughters to bond over, just be prepared for it to take a couple of hours...

3.0
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Newshub

Newshub

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Despite the obviously compelling premise and the stellar cast, this film just failed to deliver on an emotional level...

3.0
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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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This multi-generational chick flick may be blessed with a stellar cast but unfortunately errs on the pretentious side...

2.0
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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

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Even Hungarian director Lajos Koltai's beautiful autumnal hues can't lift the maudlin mood or the Mills and Boon-level love affair.

2.0
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BBC

BBC

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A raft of award-winners head up the cast and crew of Evening, but this slick-loooking melodrama heaves under the weight of all those gongs. Claire Danes, Toni Collette, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, and Vanessa Redgrave (to name a few) act out Michael Cunningham's (The Hours) co-written script for acclaimed cinematographer-turned-director Lajos Koltai. But before hooking the big names, the producers should have beefed up the story...

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An all-star team of filmmakers takes on a minor-league story. The cast and crew here include multiple Oscar winners and nominees, a Pulitzer Prize-winning screenwriter, and a director, a much-honored cinematographer who collaborated with a Nobel Prize-winning author no less for his first film. Alas, the thing they all choose to labor over is a thin, overwrought tale of New England bluebloods wallowing in self-perpetuated angst and recriminations. At the end of the movie, everyone decides to get over it. Wow, that's a relief...

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

There are few things more depressing than a weeper that doesn't make you weep. "Evening" creeps through its dolorous paces as prudently as an undertaker...

1.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Perfect flick for mums and daughters to bond over, just be prepared for it to take a couple of hours...

3.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

Despite the obviously compelling premise and the stellar cast, this film just failed to deliver on an emotional level...

3.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

This multi-generational chick flick may be blessed with a stellar cast but unfortunately errs on the pretentious side...

2.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Even Hungarian director Lajos Koltai's beautiful autumnal hues can't lift the maudlin mood or the Mills and Boon-level love affair.

2.0
0
BBC

BBC

press

A raft of award-winners head up the cast and crew of Evening, but this slick-loooking melodrama heaves under the weight of all those gongs. Claire Danes, Toni Collette, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, and Vanessa Redgrave (to name a few) act out Michael Cunningham's (The Hours) co-written script for acclaimed cinematographer-turned-director Lajos Koltai. But before hooking the big names, the producers should have beefed up the story...

2.0
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