- 112 min
- Directed by: Isabel Coixet
- Written by: Screenplay:, Nicholas Meyer, Novel:, Phillip Roth
- Cast: Penélope Cruz, Ben Kingsley, Dennis Hopper, Patricia Clarkson, Peter Sarsgaard
Coixet's take on Roth's novella 'The Dying Animal' is a fine and delicate adaptation. Ageing college professor and womaniser David Kepesh (Kingsley) plucks young woman Consuela (Cruz) out of his literature class and embarks on an affair, his growing love for her forcing him to confront his own future and impending old age.
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Elegy7 Aug 2008
DRAMA/ROMANCE (15) 112min Philip Roth, arguably America’s greatest living writers (and certainly one of the major chroniclers of middle class ennui), hasn’t been well served by adaptations. Goodbye, Columbus (1969), Portnoy’s Complaint (1972) and The…
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