As Leonard Schiller, a once-revered, now quasi-forgotten literary lion of the Upper West Side, Frank Langella gives a performance that is so layered with mourning and wit and experience that, for once, an acting-showcase movie lives up to its promise. Schiller is measuring out his life in typewriter strokes when a brilliant, adoring graduate student (Lauren Ambrose) enters his world. Their relationship flirts with sex, but it’s so much more. Andrew Wagner has made a lovely comedy of death and rebirth. A-
Genre: Drama; Starring: Lauren Ambrose, Frank Langella, Lili Taylor; Director: Andrew Wagner; Author: Fred Parnes, Andrew Wagner; Release Date Limited: 11/23/2007; Runtime (in minutes): 111; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Roadside Attractions
Posted November 21 2007 — 12:00 AM EST
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