Will Frank take Os­car?

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

Voted best ac­tor at this year’s Tony awards for his por­trayal of Richard Nixon in Frost/Nixon, Frank Lan­gella looks cer­tain to col­lect his first Os­car nom­i­na­tion at the age of 70 for Andrew Wag­ner’s com­pelling drama, Start­ing Out in the Evening. Lan­gella gives a sub­tle, touch­ing and qui­etly pow­er­ful por­trayal of an ob­scure nov­el­ist at­tempt­ing to fin­ish a new book when a bright young grad­u­ate stu­dent (Lauren Ambrose from Six Feet Un­der) in­ter­views him for her the­sis on his work. The su­perb ensem­ble cast also in­cludes Lili Tay­lor, Anitha Gandhi and Adrian Lester.

This fine film, which had au­di­ences queu­ing around the block when I saw it in New York last week, has yet to be ac­quired for dis­tri­bu­tion in the UK and Ire­land, but the awards sea­son buzz should en­sure that it is picked up for re­lease in the spring.

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