Monday, June 11, 2007


This morning I screened Evening, starring Claire Danes and Toni Collette.

The story begins with the main character, Ann (Danes/Vanessa Redgrave) traveling to her friend Lila's wedding at a posh family home on the east coast. We immediately sense that Lila is preparing to marry the wrong man and see the immediate connection between Ann and Lila's brother Buddy (Hugh Dancy).

As the story unfolds, the subject of class prevails—preventing Lila from marrying the boy she has passion for, Harris (Patrick Wilson). Turns out that Ann has passion for him too and Harris returns that passion on Lila's wedding night as twists and turns are turning a happy day into a tragic one.

This is all told through flashbacks that the elderly Ann is remembering on her death bed, as her daughters (Collette and Natasha Richardson) face similar challenges in present day.

Without adding spoilers, the moral of the story is: marry the person you have the magic with.

Not the guy your friends think is perfect for you or the girl your family happens to adore.

Spend the rest of your life with the person who brings joy to your days and passion to your nights.

Then you won't regret it on your deathbed and make the rest of us cry.

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