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In the evening of her life, an elderly woman named Ann Grant (Vanessa Redgrave) confesses her darkest secret to her two daughters (Natasha Richardson and Toni Collette), in the hopes of helping them avoid making her same mistakes. Claire Danes plays young Ann, while Hugh Dancy and Patrick Wilson play the men in her life.
Why Is Evening Rated PG-13?
Evening is rated PG-13 for some thematic elements, sexual material, a brief accident scene and language.
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This romantic drama, which spans over a five-decade period, is heavy on dialogue and one-on-one conversations. An unmarried couple impulsively decides to spend the night together (no nudity is seen, but sexual relations are heavily implied). A man struggling with homosexual feelings briefly kisses another man. A woman who is not married reveals she is pregnant, but says she doesn’t want to “get rid” of the baby (she doesn’t). People disrobe to jump into the ocean after drinking heavily—one man is seen naked from the rear and another woman is seen in her underwear. A hit-and-run pedestrian fatality is portrayed (the accident is not seen directly but the body is shown). Infrequent profanities and one use of a sexual expletive are included. Cigarette smoking is abundant throughout the 1950s scenes, and heavy social drinking is depicted.
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The accomplished female cast members in this movie have all starred as leading ladies in other films. Look for Claire Danes as an abused girlfriend in The Rainmaker, Glenn Close as a mail-order-bride in Sarah Plain and Tall and Vanessa Redgrave in a tragic love triangle in the musical Camelot. Meryl Streep stole the show as a hellish employer in The Devil Wears Prada.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Details on home video releases of Evening...
Evening comes to DVD with two featurettes in its shadow: One Weekend By The Sea: Remembering Evening, and Adapting Evening. The disc also offers a peek at some deleted scenes. Audio tracks are in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English), with subtitles in English, French and Spanish.