Sundance: Starting Out In The Evening Movie Review

Andrew Wagner was at Sundance two years ago with his break-out film The Talent Given to Us. In his emotional introduction to Starting Out, he explained how he sat in the huge Eccles theater wishing to someday have a film of his own on the gigantic big screen. He couldn't get anymore words out, he just tried to hold the tears back, for like two minutes. It was the most emotional Sundance moment I've seen in a while.

An interesting but sometimes slow character study/relationship piece, Starting Out in the Evening will hopefully find an audience on home video and cable television.

Ambrose is wonderfully relatable. Her enthusiasm glows off the screen and into the audience. Now that Six Feet Under is over with  it will be nice to see her in some more dramatic roles. We already know she's more than capable to become the next big big tv to film  crossover actress.

/Film Rating: 6.5 out of 10

Starring: Frank Langella, Lauren Ambrose, and Lili Taylor

Directed by: Andrew Wagner

Written by: Andrew Wagner, Fred Parnes, based on the novel by Brian Morton