The other night my mom and I rented the movie, Evening. I randomly selected after there seemed to be no other appealing choices in the RedBox machine ($1 rentals-you can't beat it-if you don't know about this and like movies, I highly recommend it-usually at McDonald's and grocery stores). I had never heard of this movie before seeing it there.

This is the overview from Yahoo that descibes the movie as such (it's based on the book, Evening, by Susan Minot) :

Overcome by the power of memory, Ann Lord reveals a long-held secret to her concerned daughters; Constance, a content wife and mother, and Nina, a restless single woman. Both are bedside when Ann calls out for the man she loved more than any other. But who is this Harris, wonder her daughters, and what is he to our mother? While Constance and Nina try to take stock of Anna's life and their own lives, their mother is tended to by a night nurse as she journeys in her mind back to a summer weekend some fifty years ago, when she was Ann Grant, a young woman who has come from New York City to be maid of honor at the high-society Newport wedding of her dearest friend from college, Lila Wittenborn. The bride-to-be is jittery, and turns to her maid-of-honor, rather than her own mother, for support. Ann stays close to her friend, yet is even closer to Lila's irrepressible brother Buddy. Unexpected feelings surge forth once Ann meets wedding guest Harris Arden, a lifelong friend and intimate of the Wittenborn family. Ann's love for Harris will change her life, and those of her daughters, forever.

The reviews online have been very mixed, but now for my review:
I found it a pleasant movie-a great movie for a mother and daughter to watch. I was somewhat disappointed that it did not end as I had hoped, but it was realistic. The premise was a great idea for a movie/book but I wished that they had not switched from the present to past so much. It made it somewhat choppy and I was enjoying the 'past part' of it so much! I would recommend it-not as a fabulous movie but a good, overall enjoyable one.

Today, I am grateful for: Fridays, being able to work out my body after so many years of physical weakness, time with extended family and I'm so proud of my fiance, and God!!


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