I really enjoyed The Last Station. You never hear me say this (because what do I know from acting?), but what great performances by Cpt. von Trapp, Helen Mirren, Giamatti, and especially that wonderful James McEvoy, who looks like Nick.
I knew Tolstoy was worshiped in his motherland, but I didn’t know any of this stuff about Tolstoyans, or his fabulously crazy wife. I should have, I suppose, because MW has at times been so obsessed with “the Russians” that you would think she knows them all personally. After the movie she gave me a great primer on what it left out and what happened next and where it all fits into Russian history. Hell, all I know is I wanted Anna to throw herself under that train about 200 pages sooner than the bitch did.