After a husband is accused of driving his third wife to suicide, his first wife Hedda, a troubled woman who can't hate or hurt others even if they had wronged her, is subpoenaed to testify on his abusive behavior during their marriage.

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K.D. Dietrickson
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Labrador Walker
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Debra Gill
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Hedda Amerson (as Robin Wright Penn)
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Leo Amerson
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After a husband is accused of driving his third wife to suicide, his first wife Hedda, a troubled woman who can't hate or hurt others even if they had wronged her, is subpoenaed to testify on his abusive behavior during their marriage.

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Rated PG-13 for intense thematic elements, brief disturbing images, language and nudity | See all certifications »
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Robin Wright and Erin Dignam have been friends for a long time. Dignam wrote the lead part of Hedda specifically for Wright. See more »

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Man on the Hill: [First Lines] We are all magnets, we're just magnets. Put next to each other. You know when magnets repel when they are too close? That's what they do. It doesn't change their purpose when you put them close together. But sometimes it's too much, so they cancel each other out.
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A thoughtful examination of some aspects of love, and worth your time
5 April 1999 | by (Phoenix, AZ) – See all my reviews

A previous commentist accurately summarized the plot as follows: When an abusive man's girlfriend ends up in a wheelchair and another one jumps in front of a car to end her misery, attorney William Hurt decides to bring him to trial. Emotionally-scarred Robin Wright is called to testify at a court hearing against her former lover.

However, the rest of his comments indicate that it's not just adolescent Americans who want movie stories neatly finished by the end of the movie. I found this film to be a thoughtful examination of several aspects of love and dependency. It provides no easy answers to the questions posed and actually requires the viewer to pay attention and THINK. Performances are uniformly excellent, especially Robin Penn Wright's in the principal role.


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