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Elegy

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Elegy

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
106 minutes
Limited Release Date:
08/08/08
performer:
Patricia Clarkson, Ben Kingsley, Penelope Cruz
director:
Isabel Coixet
distributor:
Samuel Goldwyn Films
author:
Nicholas Meyer
genre:
Drama, Romance

We gave it an A-

Spare lines aout the changing weather over a year, a metaphor for the bloom and wilt of life.

Sample Verse
”How sad is absence. How very gone / The nothing after.”

Bottom Line
Had the jacket not said Elegy chronicles the year following the death of her son, Mary Jo Bang’s book would still move you for its grace, not its real-life poignancy.