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Starting Out in the EveningAt first glance, Starting Out in the Evening is a typical film about a quintessentially nontypical relationship: the May-December romance...Starting Out in the EveningDramaPT111MPG-13At first glance, Starting Out in the Evening is a typical film about a quintessentially nontypical relationship: the May-December romance...2008-04-18Lili TaylorRoadside Attractions
Frank Langella, Starting Out in the Evening
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Starting Out in the Evening

Genre: Drama; Starring: Lauren Ambrose, Frank Langella, Lili Taylor; Director: Andrew Wagner; Author: Fred Parnes, Andrew Wagner; Release Date Limited: 11/23/2007; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): 111; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Roadside Attractions

At first glance, Starting Out in the Evening is a typical film about a quintessentially nontypical relationship: the May-December romance. Lauren Ambrose plays a young litterateur looking to revive the reputation of a once-famous novelist (Frank Langella). But while the sight of the two tiptoeing around their romantic tension causes discomfort, Langella manages to convey tenderly the indignities of old age, when everything — mind, talent, and body — threatens to desert you. EXTRAS An exhausting commentary in which director Andrew Wagner dissects each character’s every motivation. B

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