Starting Out in the Evening 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… Starting Out in the Evening 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… 2007-11-23 PG-13 PT111M Drama Lauren Ambrose Frank Langella Lili Taylor Roadside Attractions
Movie Review

Starting Out in the Evening (2007)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Lauren Ambrose, Starting Out in the Evening | THE WRITE STUFF Lauren Ambrose is the grad student who breathes life back into a stagnant, aging writer (Frank Langella) in Starting Out in the…
THE WRITE STUFF Lauren Ambrose is the grad student who breathes life back into a stagnant, aging writer (Frank Langella) in Starting Out in the Evening
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Limited Release: Nov 23, 2007; Rated: PG-13; Length: 111 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Lauren Ambrose and Frank Langella; Distributor: Roadside Attractions

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-

Originally posted Nov 21, 2007 Published in issue #966-967 Nov 30, 2007 Order article reprints