Director Barry Levinson, screenwriter Buck Henry, and star Al Pacino bring Philip Roth's 2009 novel to life, with Pacino essaying the role of aging actor Simon Axler, whose creative implosion brings about suicidal impulses. Greta Gerwig plays the much-younger woman who visits him at his secluded home in the Northeast and, despite her being a lesbian, undertakes an affair with the tormented artist. With Dianne Wiest, Mandy Patinkin, and Kyra Sedgwick. 107 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.