A tale about a happily married couple who would like to have children. Tracy teaches art, Andy's a college dean. Things are never the same after she is taken to hospital and operated upon by Jed, a "know all" doctor.
Suzanne Stone (Maretto) knows exactly what she wants. She wants to be a television newscaster and she is willing to do anything to get what she wants. What she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in cold determination and diabolical wiles. As she pursues her goal with relentless focus, she is forced to destroy anything and anyone that may stand in her way, regardless of the ultimate cost or means necessary. Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
Gus Van Sant revealed in an interview that although it wasn't explicitly stated in the book or in the film, he believed that Russell (Casey Affleck ) and Lydia (Alison Folland ) had a crush on one another and would have eventually married. He also said that this was the reason why Russell and Lydia were always combative towards each other in particular. See more »
Printed photo images of Suzanne and Jimmy, shown later in the movie, don't match their poses in the photo booth. See more »
Suzanne Stone Maretto:
[to Lydia about Russell and Jimmy]
It's their word against mine. Who are they? Bunch of 16-year-old losers who grew up in trailers whose parents sit around drinking and screwing their cousins!
Suzanne Stone Maretto:
I'm a professional person, for Christ's sake. I come from a good home. Who do you think a jury would believe?
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The credits say that Misha is played by Walter but in fact, in the movie the dog's name was Walter and its real name is Misha. See more »
This one starts fast and just runs from there. It's not a perfect film so there are a few flat spots but over all lots of laughs and even a few surprises. Dillon is sweet and passive as the loving husband and is seemingly wasted as his writing is contrary to the majority of his other roles. But he pulls it off even though he's not in that many scenes. Lots of fun TV faces here too, Newman, Red and of course Mr. Tortelli! But the best cameo of all has to be Mr. Cronenberg.
A fun, stylized, moody film that does have a nice level of intensity and to it's credit comes full circle. It has an ending and a nice one at that. No loose ends or ambiguity, very appreciated. No problem recommending this one to just about anyone, even if they're not a Kidman fan. I'm not!
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