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Battling illness and unable to finish a novel that has taken him ten years to write, aging novelist Leonard Schiller is slipping into literary obscurity. Formerly a famous author, Schiller has been all but forgotten by the readers, colleagues and critics who once praised him. But when Heather Wolfe, an ambitious graduate student, convinces Schiller that her thesis could reintroduce his writing to the world, the reclusive writer is forced to confront his past regrets. Frank Langella delivers a career-capping performance as a man who must redefine his work - and his perceptions - in the twilight of his life.
It had me wondering all the way to the end where the two relationships would arrive, and both were consistent with what preceded and yet both were surprises. True to life. Nice.Published 2 months ago by Rev. Richard Chrisman, Ph.D.
This is a very small, stripped down, and subtle story which will immediately endear itself to certain viewers and lose others. Read morePublished 4 months ago by mr. contrarian
The ending was a disappointment but the relationship of the eldely fading author and his young attractive muse was fascunating and compelling.Published 4 months ago by Stanley K. Taub Productions
Slowly paced to match the twilight of the professors aging years, the role of the graduate student is annoyingly one of using an older man for personal ambition. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Marilyn
Brian Morton is great novelist; this was someone's bland and stiff Graduate school film homage to a book that may have lacked enough widespread demographic appeal to be given the... Read morePublished 9 months ago by R. Gordon
A beautifully contemplative film that evolves at a pace like natural breathing. It captures the interiors of the Upper West Side of New York with the intimacy they contain in... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Susan M von Abele
I wish there were more quiet, gentle, and thought provoking movies like this. Frank Langella does an outstanding job portraying Leonard Schiller, a retired professor and novelist... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jeffery D Ross