An ambitious young graduate student zeroes in on a fading literary lion Andrew Wagner's intelligently acted but oddly stagnant adaptation of Brian Morton's acclaimed novel.
Once upon a time, Leonard Schiller (Frank Langella) ranked among the best and the brightest of post-War American novelists. Today, none of his four books are in print and novel number five has been a long time coming. While he reassures any editor polite enough to feign interest that it's well on its way, Leonard himself worries that it'll never resolve itself into something worth publishing. Enter Heather Wolfe (Lauren Ambrose), an eager grad student from Brown University whose piece on...