Lamenting the long-lost hedonism of the 1960s-when his controversial, sex-themed book caused a cultural firestorm-a college professor (Ben Kingsley) finds his commitment-phobic lifestyle roiled by his affair with a beautiful graduate student (Penelope Cruz). Surprisingly, the erudite older man finds his fiery lover ready to teach him a few new life lessons. Patricia Clarkson, Dennis Hopper co-star. Based on a Philip Roth novel. 112 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; featurette.
Like director Isabel Coixet's previous film MY LIFE WITHOUT ME, ELEGY is consumed by the ideas of love and mortality. But while that film focused on a young protagonist, the hero of this drama is an aging writer and professor played by Ben Kingsley. David Kepesh (Kingsley) is a minor literary celebrity in New York City who shies away from commitment, happy with his casual relationship with a businesswoman (Patricia Clarkson) who is rarely in town. But a date with a stunning grad student named Consuela (Penelope Cruz) surprisingly turns into a long-term romance, changing David from a confident Lothario into a jealous boyfriend. Starring Ben Kingsley, Penelope Cruz, Dennis Hopper, Patricia Clarkson, Director Isabel Coixet Special Features: Full Frame - 1.33 Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English Subtitles - English Optional Runtime: 112 Minutes.