EW Staff
January 20, 2007 AT 05:00 AM EST

Evening

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
Limited Release Date
06/29/07
performer
Toni Collette, Claire Danes, Meryl Streep, Mamie Gummer, Vanessa Redgrave
director
Lajos Koltai
distributor
Focus
genre
Drama

We gave it a C+

ANTIDOTE TO The CGI-enhanced relationship drama in Fantastic Four 2.

WHY WE’RE EXCITED Because Susan Minot’s novel has been coadapted by The Hours‘ Michael Cunningham and we haven’t seen a cast this impressive since…The Hours. Vanessa Redgrave, Toni Collette, Claire Danes, Glenn Close, Meryl Streep, and her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer all costar. Evening is the tale of a dying woman (Redgrave) reminiscing about a pivotal weekend spent in Rhode Island; Danes and Gummer play Redgrave’s and Streep’s characters in the flashbacks.

THE COSTARS SAY ”It’s got this amazing, sprawling cast. And a lot happens. Relationships are created and broken. Tragedies occur,” explains Danes. Plus, says Gummer, ”it’s two movies in one!” (June 29)

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