Evening (2007) short review

Based on a novel (written by the same author as The Hours), this film stars Vanessa Redgrave (and Claire Danes as her younger self) as an elderly woman who looks back on specific events that happened in her youth — centering on the wedding of her best friend in the 1950s. Tries a little too hard to be important, and some of the plot devices feel wooden, but still relatively entertaining in an “I saw this with my mother” sort of way. The 1950s costuming is nice.


About the author



Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.