Starting Out in the Evening

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November 21, 2007 at 05:00 AM EST

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-

Starting Out in the Evening

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Movie
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PG-13
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111 minutes
director
Andrew Wagner
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Starting Out in the Evening

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