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Chantilly Lace (1993)

R | | Drama | TV Movie 18 July 1993
Emmy winner, Linda Yellen, brings together an all-star ensemble cast for Chantilly Lace which received worldwide acclaim for its intimate exploration of the secret lives of women. Seven ... See full summary »

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Emmy winner, Linda Yellen, brings together an all-star ensemble cast for Chantilly Lace which received worldwide acclaim for its intimate exploration of the secret lives of women. Seven women friends - including a nun in crisis, an angry divorcee, and an unfiltered, sexually-charged artist - gather in the Colorado Rockies at the upscale vacation home of Val (Eikenberry), to celebrate the surprise 40th birthday of a popular film critic, Natalie (Williams). When Val's offbeat younger sister (Sheedy) arrives with a newcomer, a maverick photojournalist played by Emmy winner, Martha Plimpton, tensions rise as secrets of love, loss and betrayal are revealed. Years of friendship are tested in a pivotal year as the women assemble again for the engagement of another and once more to bereave the shocking death of a third. What began as an experiment at Sundance Film Institute, Chantilly Lace, explores the landscape of contemporary women's issues with humor and honesty 'unlike any American film.'

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Most of the dialogue was improvised by the cast, who were given extraordinary creative control over their own characters, even drawing straws to determine which of their characters would die in the story. Director Linda Yellen said, "I never believed this would be accepted commercially." Co-star Jill Eikenberry said filming was like a "week-long therapy session." See more »

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Exquisite rendering of female friendship and love
5 November 1998 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

I first saw this in 1993 when it had just been released on video. Since then, my obsessive tendencies have lead me to see this film upwards of 100 times. I now own it, because I wore out my local video store's copy. The actresses have created something truly special in their vignettes about love, life and death. My hat is off to them all.


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