Time again to hear from you. What’s on your mind this week?
On Saturday night Kristin and I went out to the movies. Fun. We saw Evening, based on the book by Susan Minot. The screenplay was written by Minot and one of my all-time favorites, Michael Cunningham (author of The Hours). The film is chock full of stars: Meryl Streep, Claire Danes, Toni Collette, Vanessa Redgrave, Patrick Wilson, Hugh Dancy, Natasha Richardson, Dame Eileen Atkins, Ebon Moss-Bachrah, Glenn Close, and newcomer Mamie Gummer who is Streep’s daughter in real life.
The story is about a woman on her deathbed looking back to one weekend when she was young and she fell in love with a man who she ultimately did not spend her life with. It’s about regret and mistakes and what matters in the end. As usual, the book is better than the movie. At times the acting seemed forced, but there are some real zinger scenes in there.