Elegy


Elegy
A charismatic professor enjoys chasing adventurous female students, but never lets any woman get too close. When a gorgeous new student enters his classroom, however, his protective veneer dissolves. She both captivates and unsettles him. She has a strong sense of herself and an emotional intensity that challenges his preconceptions. His need for her becomes an obsession, but ultimately his jealous fantasies of betrayal drive her away. Shattered, he faces up to the ravages of time, immersing himself in work and confronting the loss of old friends. Then, two years later, she comes back into his life — with an urgent, desperate request that will change everything.

113 minutes.
No persons under 10 (Language, Sex, Nudity).
Drama, Romance, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Penélope Cruz, Ben Kingsley, Patricia Clarkson, Dennis Hopper, Peter Sarsgaard
Director
Isabel Coixet
ScreenplayNicholas Meyer, from a novel by Philip Roth
CinematographyJean-Claude Larrieu
EditingAmy E. Duddleston
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorNu Metro
Made in2008
Produced byLakeshore Entertainment

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
15
Die Burger
Jacques Liebenberg
15
Cape Times
Michael Sragow
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThe movie is not great. I'm not sure why. Maybe the payoff plays too much like a payoff. Consuela asks David to do something I think we might be better off hearing about, instead of seeing. I'm not sure. The movie is obviously going for a big emotional charge at the end and might have been more effective with a quieter one. But you decide.
15
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconThis is an offering for mature viewers thrown out amidst a sea of summer flotsam. The title, Elegy, is perfect for the material. There is much tragedy and truth in what the makers of this movie have brought to the screen.
18
Metacritic.com
32 critics
13
Rottentomatoes critics
102 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote icon Intelligent, adult and provocative Philip Roth adaptation, with classy performances. Never quite the sum of its parts though.
15

What the People say

Internet
2950 Netizens quote iconErotic, touching and beautiful
14

Average .. 69%

14

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