Starting Out in the Evening

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Starting Out in the Evening ★★ ½ 2007 (PG-13)

Leonard Schiller (Langella) is a 70-year-old, still-respected writer whose books are out of print and who has been working on his latest novel for more than 10 years. Ambitious grad student Heather Wolfe (Ambrose) insists on making Leonard the subject of her master's thesis and also hopes to inspire him to complete his book. She wants to shake up his life; he insists on maintaining his dignity. Meanwhile, Ambrose tries to hold her own against a riveting performance by Langella. 111m/C DVD . Frank Langella, Lauren Ambrose, Lili Taylor, Adrian Lester, Jessica Hecht; D: Andrew Wagner; W: Andrew Wagner, Fred Parnes; C: Harlan Bosmajian; M: Adam Gorgoni.