Evening (2007)

"Evening" is a deeply emotional film that illuminates the timeless love which binds mother and daughter--seen through the prism of one mother's life as it crests with optimism, navigates a turning point, and ebbs to its close.… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 29, 2007
DVD Release Date: September 25, 2007
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Critic Score: 27% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Beautifully filmed, but decidedly dull, Evening is a collossal waste of a talented cast.

Amy Simmons
Time Out

The film disintegrates into an indulgent succession of intense, fawning exchanges that overwhelm Minot's thin and monotonous tale.

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Rob Salem
Toronto Star

Evening's visual period splendour, its vivid characterizations and their comfortably clichéd relationships somehow draw us in and make us care.

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Mike Scott

Given its stellar cast -- including Vanessa Redgrave, Meryl Streep and Glenn Close -- and source material, it's hard not to think it should be better.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Even as I admired most of the performances -- and I do stress most of them -- I found myself searching in vain for one character to care about.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Though the filmmaking is uneven, Evening redeems itself in its marvelous cast, which echoes the movies' themes by showcasing two real-life mother-daughter acting duos.

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Fernando F. Croce

Antiseptic bourgeois swank

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Keith Phipps
AV Club

If nothing else, Evening proves that there are such things as mistakes, by featuring two hours of bad choices and half-executed ideas.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Evening achieves a kind of wisdom, though it's a strange and bitter wisdom. The film arrives at a pessimistic and almost nihilistic view of life as something not very important -- and then invites us to take strength and comfort in the notion.

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Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly

What's the difference between slasher films and chick flicks? In slasher films they suffer less, and they die quicker. Evening, bless its banal heart, is a chick flick in all its fatuous glory.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
On her deathbed and filled with regret, a woman recalls a brief romance with a doctor while her daughters contemplate their lives. Though the film is slow in… More
Red Lats
I've always loved films of discovery. In this movie, two daughters discover who their mom loved as a young woman - and develop a feeling for how… More
Nicki Marie
This kind of made me want to shake someone! Good cast, beautifully shot and acted, (with the exception of the over the top dying mother), really enjoyed it… More
Mason Williams
What a strong and powerful cast. An ensemble that includes Vanessa Redgrave, Glenn Close, Meryl Streep, Toni Collette, Natasha Richarson, Claire Danes and more.… More
paul sandberg
this is not a necessarily bad film, but somehow, something was missing - I didn't feel in any way connected to the two daughters (Richardson and Collete),… More
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