Monday, June 01, 2009


Last night I finally watched our latest Neflix offering. It was entitled "Evening" and had a big name cast -- Vanessa Redgrave, Natasha Richardson, Glen Close, Meryl Streep and Claire Danes. With a cast like that you would expect it to be good and it did not disappoint.

I can't really tell you much for fear of spoiling the plot but suffice it to say it involved a terminally ill mother (Redgrave) and her daughters (Richardson and I don't know the other one's name). The movie is a series of flashbacks with Danes playing the young "Ann". It was very well done but you had to watch it closely because you didn't want to miss any of the references to the past that impacted the present.

The movie didn't strike me as being sad although it should have -- a terminally ill mother could bring back personal memories but it was so well done that you didn't really think about that part of it so much. The thing that was completely bittersweet was the aged, ill mother leaving her daughter (Richardson) when, just a couple of short months ago just the opposite happened in reality.

It was a very good movie, I would recommend it and I would watch it again. I might would even purchase it for my personal collection.


jlshall said...

I've been wanting to see this one, too. Vanessa Redgrave has always been one of my favorites, and I liked Natasha a lot, too. So sad. I've been holding off because it doesn't sound like anything M would care for (not enough laughs or explosions), so I might have to watch it by myself.

Boyett-Brinkley said...

AW watched it with me although he was surfing the net and kept asking me what was going on -- sigh -- and then, when it was over he commented how I had just picked out sad movies lately -- but it wasn't sad -- not really. I mean, like I said the saddest part was NOT the movie! That's ok, though, next movie -- BOLT!!!