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12 November 1999 (Portugal) See more »
He was her first love... she was his last. See more »
A young girl from an affluent family rebels and becomes involved with a much older photographer. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
2 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Sarah Polley ... Harper Sloane

Stephen Rea ... Connie Fitzpatrick

Jean Smart ... Deborah Sloane

Gina Gershon ... Billie

Paul Dooley ... Walter

Carrie Preston ... Patty

Tracy Letts ... Zack

Emily Procter ... Susan Sloane
Sharon McNight ... Leslie (as Sharon Mcnight)

Gedde Watanabe ... Ed

Carlton Wilborn ... Jay

Sandra Oh ... Cindy

Francis Guinan ... Alan Sloane
Oded Gross ... Gary
Grace Una ... April

Jasmine Guy ... Linda
Danny Kovacs ... Cop
Brian Frank ... Wedding Guest #1

Debra Engle ... Wedding Guest #2
Johnny Radzik ... Espresso Guy
Paulina Sahagan ... Mexican Seamstress

Lynne Marie Stewart ... Nurse
Kai Ephron ... Positano's Regular

Alexandra Holden ... Angelic Girl
Patti Weiss ... Tipsy Woman at Party

James Noah ... Older Man in Café

Lindsay Beamish ... Younger Woman in Café
Rose Mallett ... Birthday Singer
Lynn Beasley ... Sexy Bridesmaid

Scott Kaske ... Transsexual Babe
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kevin Brief ... Dentist (uncredited)

Cathy Carlson ... Party Guest (uncredited)

J. Trevor Edmond ... Jeremy (uncredited)
Martin Yu ... Boyfriend (uncredited)

Directed by
Audrey Wells 
Writing credits
Audrey Wells (written by)

Produced by
Tani Cohen .... line producer
Boaz Davidson .... executive producer
Danny Dimbort .... executive producer
Dody Dorn .... associate producer
Beau Flynn .... executive producer
Julia Ganis .... associate producer (as Julia Ganis-Leslie)
Todd Gilbert .... associate producer
Jonathan King .... producer
Avi Lerner .... executive producer
Claudine Magre .... line producer: pre-production (as Claudine Magré)
Trevor Short .... executive producer
Stefan Simchowitz .... executive producer
John Thompson .... executive producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
Brad Weston .... producer
Original Music by
Christophe Beck 
Cinematography by
Charles Minsky (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Dody Dorn 
Casting by
John Brace 
Linda Lowy 
Production Design by
Stephen McCabe 
Set Decoration by
Danielle Berman 
Costume Design by
Genevieve Tyrrell 
Makeup Department
Jorjee Douglass .... assistant makeup artist (as Jorjee Douglas)
Peggy Forcellini .... assistant hair stylist: San Francisco
Peggy Forcellini .... assistant makeup artist: San Francisco
Jennifer McCarthy .... makeup artist (as Jennifer Mccarthy)
Theresa Ortiz .... hair stylist
Carol Strong .... makeup artist
Lori Jean Swanson .... hair stylist: Ms. Gershon
Lori Jean Swanson .... makeup artist: Ms. Gershon
Production Management
Todd Gilbert .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Leslie Garvin .... second assistant director
Jim LaClair .... first assistant director (as Jim Laclair)
Andrew Ward .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Tijana Agic-Gaudio .... on-set dresser
Jamie Boyce .... swing gang
Michael Brown .... art department intern
Moussie Chalfant .... design assistant
Jeff Cockerell .... swing gang
Chris Davis .... swing gang (as Christopher Davis)
Jason De Bari .... art department coordinator
Darrin Denlinger .... storyboard artist
Tom Ferraiulo .... set dresser: San Francisco
Mike Hruska .... scenic artist
Gilbert Johnson .... swing gang: San Francisco
Fernando Lau .... construction consultant
Shirley Lerche .... charge scenic artist
Melissa McNees .... swing gang (as Melissa Mcnees)
Martin Roy Mervel .... draftsman (as Martin Mervel)
Rick Moody .... leadman: San Francisco
Jeffrey M. O'Brien .... property master (as Jeffrey O'Brien)
Ira Proctor .... leadman
Natalie Roth-Corti .... swing gang: San Francisco
Patrick Russo .... swing gang
Marischa Slusarski .... painter: Billie's paintings
Gary Thomas .... mural artist
Foster Vick .... swing gang
Chris Vorsberg .... swing gang: San Francisco
Brian Walsh .... swing gang
David L. Wolfson .... on-set dresser
Keith Wood .... assistant property master
Dan Yates .... swing gang
Laura Zuniga .... art department intern
Sound Department
Kim Bartlein .... adr editor (as Kimberly Bartlein)
Lenise Bent .... foley mixer
Ryan Davidson .... adr editor
Bryan Franklin .... supervising sound editor
Glenn Gaines .... production sound mixer (as Glenn R. Gaines)
Jack Grillo .... sound editor
Monett Holderer .... foley artist (as Monette Holderer)
Tony Jenkins .... re-recording mixer
Bennie McRae .... boom operator (as Bennie Mcrae)
Richard Partlow .... foley artist
Zoe Platek .... sound editor
Paul Ratajczak .... re-recording mixer
Kira Roessler .... dialogue editor (as Kira)
Jonathan Wales .... re-recording mixer
Peter Washington .... assistant sound editor
Brett Williams .... sound editor
Brett Williams .... sound effects recordist
Art Wood .... sound editor (as Arthur Wood)
Alek Bromke .... voiceover recording assistant (uncredited)
Richard Calistan .... adr mixer: Toronto (uncredited)
Greg Mauer .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Susan Pusateri .... foley artist (uncredited)
Jon S. Trebilcock .... additional sound mixer: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Amazon .... rigging grip: special effects unit
Jerry Eubanks .... best boy: special effects unit
Bruno George .... special effects consultant
Edward A. Gutentag .... first assistant camera: special effects unit (as Edward Gutentag)
Dean Hendler .... video assist: special effects unit
Bill-Brady Majors .... dolly grip: special effects unit (as Bill Brady Major)
David H. Neale .... electrician: special effects unit (as David Neale)
Johnny Radzik .... key grip: special effects unit
Louis Ramos .... gaffer: special effects unit (as Lou Ramos)
Stephen Sfetku .... second assistant camera: special effects unit (as Steven Sfetku)
Chuck Shuman .... director of photography: special effects unit
Chris Waisanen .... electrician: special effects unit (as Chris Waisaneu)
Rex Allan Worthy .... best boy grip: special effects unit (as Rex Worthy)
Visual Effects by
Martin Avitia .... optical coordinator
Andrew Midgley .... optical line-up
Christopher Dusendschon .... hazeltine optical element timing: THDX (uncredited)
Christopher Dusendschon .... in-show optical compositor: THDX (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Antonio Aguilar .... company grip
Steve Altman .... grip and lighting equipment: Cine Video
Tyler Bensinger .... still photographer: Connie's photographs
Ronnie Brown .... electrician
Dean Campbell .... best boy grip
Tony X. Deale .... company grip
Maurizio Dotto .... camera operator
Gilbert Elam .... electrician
Joe Emanuelle .... electrician: San Francisco
Robert Esau .... loader
Scott Ferry .... electrician: San Francisco
Roy C. Granada .... best boy (as Roy Granada)
Zoli Hajdu .... dolly grip (as Sid Hajdu)
Coleman L. Hart .... company grip (as Coleman Hart)
Timothy Hedgecock .... electrician (as Tim Hedgecock)
Jan M. Heyneker .... key grip: San Francisco (as Jan Heyneker)
Brook Johnson .... best boy grip: San Francisco
Kevin Kerslake .... additional still photographer
Rick Larson .... electrician: San Francisco
Anne Lee .... loader: San Francisco (as Ann Lee)
Bill-Brady Majors .... dolly grip (as Bill Brady Major)
Will McGarry .... additional still photographer (as Will Mcgarry)
Will McGarry .... still photographer (as Will Mcgarry)
Paul Meiss .... best boy electric: San Francisco
Charles Minsky .... still photographer: main titles
Ben Ormand .... second assistant camera: second unit
Vince Palomino .... key grip
Kevin E. Patterson .... best boy (as Kevin Patterson)
Jennifer Perkins .... gaffer
Johnny Radzik .... best boy grip
Sabrine Rodems .... electrician: San Francisco
George Sanchez .... first assistant camera: second unit
Chris Shaw .... rigging gaffer
David Shippy .... grip: San Francisco
Gregory W. Smith .... Steadicam operator (as Gregory Smith)
Sandy Stanton .... grip: San Francisco
Shannon Summers .... company grip
Elaine Thomas .... second assistant camera
Tony Thomas .... company grip
Adam Walderman .... first assistant camera
Rachel Wells .... electrician
Rex Allan Worthy .... company grip (as Rex Worthy)
Casting Department
Beau Bonneau .... extras casting: San Francisco
Regan Forman .... casting assistant
Debe Waisman .... extras casting: Los Angeles
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael Becker .... wardrobe assistant: San Francisco
Molly Grundman .... set extra costumer
Heidi Higginbotham .... wardrobe supervisor
Stacy Horn .... set costumer
Sonya Nimri .... costume intern
Mariana Sartin-Jayo .... costume intern
Editorial Department
Shoaming Davila .... workprint and negative conforming: Magic Film & Video Works
Marie Hélène Desbiens .... workprint and negative conforming: Magic Film & Video Works (as Marie-Helene Desbiens)
Mike Grant .... assistant editor
Alba Jaramillo .... workprint and negative conforming: Magic Film & Video Works
Rosa Matesanz .... workprint and negative conforming: Magic Film & Video Works
Yoon Sin Park .... workprint and negative conforming: Magic Film & Video Works (as Yoonsin Park)
Chris Regan .... color timer (as Christopher Regan)
Monica Reisman .... workprint and negative conforming: Magic Film & Video Works
Alton Spencer .... workprint and negative conforming: Magic Film & Video Works
Monica Cunha .... negative cutter (uncredited)
Location Management
Kai Ephron .... location consultant
Mike Grieco .... assistant location manager (as Michael Grieco)
Sandra Louie .... assistant location manager: San Francisco (as Sandy Louie)
Jonathan Persky .... assistant location manager
Stefanie Pleet .... location manager: San Francisco (as Stephanie Pleet)
Music Department
Christophe Beck .... score producer
Jason Beck .... music programmer: samples
Barklie K. Griggs .... music supervisor
Chris Kinsman .... music coordinator
Sarah Polley .... vocalist
Mikael Sandgren .... music editor
Randy Spendlove .... executive music producer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Gene Alford .... company driver
Corey Askins .... transportation coordinator
Martha Bell .... company driver
William A. Benedict .... transportation captain (as Billy Benedict)
Joe Bodle .... company driver
Troy Bridenstine .... company driver
Troy Flynn .... company driver (as Troy T. Flynn)
Richard Gill .... company driver: San Francisco
Donald Kasich .... company driver: San Francisco
Andrew Lin .... driver: Mr. Rea
Richard McDermott .... company driver: San Francisco (as Richard McDermott)
Dennis O'Connell .... driver: honeywagon
Alex Sola .... company driver: San Francisco
Todd Story .... company driver
Ron Volpe .... company driver
James Young .... company driver
Other crew
Tsila Adler .... assistant post-production accountant
Herach Arzounian .... medic
Tod Barton .... assistant production coordinator: San Francisco
Tarabu Betserai .... excerpt from "Ritual of a Bop Solo"
Maxine Brooks .... studio teacher
Joe Brown .... intern
Penelope Bunsen .... post-production accountant
Blake Busby .... title graphics
Ramsey Cambell .... intern
Jacqueline Contreras .... assistant accountant (as Jacquie Contreras)
Keith E. Cooper .... legal: Barab, Kline & Coate
Corky Cronin .... set production assistant
Colleen Davis .... assistant production coordinator
Shobi Devani .... financial controller (as Shobi Debani)
Charles Dowell .... set production assistant
Dave Duce .... assistant: Mr. Lerner
Randi Feldman .... script supervisor
Brian D. Fitzgerald .... legal: Barab, Kline & Coate
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Rachel Foyt .... office production assistant
Jason E. Frankel .... legal: Barab, Kline & Coate
James Fregia .... office production assistant
Julia Ganis .... assistant: Ms. Wells (as Julia Ganis-Leslie)
Jerry Gilbert .... project coordinator
Camila Griggs .... set production assistant
Zoe Leigh Hopkins .... intern (as Zoe Hopkins)
Annie Imhoff .... production coordinator
Tom Judt .... craft service: San Francisco
Esther Lee .... fabric constructor
Krishna Levitt .... craft service
Sophie Luxmoor .... set production assistant (as Sophie Luxmoore)
Matt Marks .... set/office production assistant: San Francisco
Mary Mathaisell .... production coordinator: San Francisco
Lissa Murphy .... set production assistant
Peter Nielsen .... assistant cook: Wild Wild West Catering
Jay Ostrowski .... key set production assistant
Mark Pogachefsky .... publicist: mPrp (as Mark Pogachefski)
Jennifer Rae Smith .... title coordinator
Morgan H. Rector .... production financing: Imperial Entertainment Group (as Morgan Rector)
Mark Redmond .... office production assistant: San Francisco
Cloy Richards .... production accountant
Christine Roberts .... receptionist: Millennium
David Roumbos .... cook: Wild Wild West Catering
Scott Salter .... medic: San Francisco
Jon Shiffman .... production financing: Imperial Entertainment Group
Peter Speakman .... assistant: Mr. Weston
Lorraine Stewart .... studio teacher
Dave Sullivan .... medic: San Francisco
Jeff Wallace .... assistant: Mr. King
Jaide .... assistant to producers (uncredited)
David Abrahamsen .... the producers wish to thank
David Adomistes .... the producers wish to thank
Keith Allan .... the producers wish to thank
Mark Allan .... the producers wish to thank
Bob Beitcher .... the producers wish to thank
Sascha Bensinger .... the director wishes to thank
Tyler Bensinger .... the director wishes to thank (as Tyler)
Jennifer Berman .... the producers wish to thank
Tarabu Betserai .... the director wishes to thank
Ridge Blackwell .... the producers wish to thank
Matthew E. Brodlie .... the producers wish to thank
Celia Chassels .... the producers wish to thank
Michael Cole .... the producers wish to thank
Syd Cole .... the producers wish to thank
Charles Core .... the producers wish to thank
Samantha Crisp .... the producers wish to thank
Frank Frattaroli .... the producers wish to thank
Scott Henderson .... the producers wish to thank
Catherine Kagan .... the producers wish to thank
Jordan Kerner .... the director wishes to thank
Brian Kibbie .... the producers wish to thank
Jeremy Kramer .... the producers wish to thank
Sandy Kroopf .... the director wishes to thank
Jack Lechner .... the producers wish to thank
Alexandra Lederer .... the director wishes to thank
Wolfgang Lederer .... the director wishes to thank (as Wolfgang)
Peter Levine .... the producers wish to thank
David Lonner .... the director wishes to thank
Martha Luttrell .... the producers wish to thank
Scott Martin .... the producers wish to thank
Katie Mason .... the producers wish to thank
Gaby Morgerman .... the producers wish to thank
John Nord .... the producers wish to thank
Chris Nossaman .... the producers wish to thank
Nikki Pfeffer .... the producers wish to thank
Scott Putman .... the producers wish to thank
William Richter .... the director wishes to thank (as Will Richter)
Christine Rothman .... the producers wish to thank
David Seltzer .... the producers wish to thank
Greg Siegel .... the producers wish to thank
Marischa Slusarski .... the director wishes to thank
Frank Tiszai .... the director wishes to thank
David E. Vogel .... the director wishes to thank (as David Vogel)
Steve Warren .... the director wishes to thank
Jason Weinberg .... the producers wish to thank
Patti Weiss .... the director wishes to thank
Ken White .... the producers wish to thank
Joanne Wiles .... the producers wish to thank
Martin Yu .... the producers wish to thank
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Rated R for strong language and sexuality
104 min
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During the non-union shoot in San Francisco, crew members struck and were joined by star 'Sarah Polley', who walked the picket line. Striking crew members report that they were quite touched by her action, which was more than a gesture, but rather a sincere belief in workers' rights. On her part, Polley called her union, the Screen Actors Guild, to tell them of her action, and the union representative told her they'd back her if she crossed the picket line. SAG assumed that she was calling to ask whether she could defy the strike and cross the picket line! A shocked and dismayed Polley stayed out with the strikers, and the strike ended after three days when their grievances were met. Subsequently, Polley has stated that she has been told that she lost several job offers due to this incident as producers don't want a union 'militant' despite the film industry being a craft industry dominated by the guild (union) system and she did what she felt was right.See more »
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Harper Sloane:These photographs of me were taken when I was 21 years old. They were shot on Plus X with a 105-mm lens on a Nikon F-2, developed normal, two stops overexposed. I like this one a lot. The F-2 was lost forever to a pawn shop in Los Angeles four years ago. The photographer lived in San Francisco up until last week. He was the worst man I ever met, or maybe the best, I'm still not sure. If you're supposed to learn by your mistakes, then he was the best mistake I ever made. He was my most spectacular and cherished fuckup, and I was his Guinevere, whatever that means.
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The truth about scaredy-cats and horndogs, 26 September 1999

The young Canadian actress Sarah Polley can sizzle in character parts--she burns a hole in the screen in her tiny bit in Cronenberg's EXISTENZ, and she was luminous as the princess in the wheelchair in THE SWEET HEREAFTER. But in leading roles, she seems both brittle and amoeboid. As Harper, the insecure and overlooked daughter of a family of cutthroat lawyers, she has one amazing scene--being seduced, her reactions fry out her speakers, sending from giggly hysteria to overdrive lust. Harper is seduced by an aging bohemian wedding photographer (Stephen Rea)--a lush who talks a big game, pontificates in bars with his low-rent cronies, and makes a sport and a pastime of mentoring (and groping) avid young women. But we don't see any hunger, any passion or obsession in Harper. When the photographer, Connie, tells her she has talent it's an obvious pick-up line--not because she hasn't done any work, but because she shows no interest in anything but being noticed.

The writer-director, Audrey Wells, doesn't show much interest in anything else, either. The author of the scripts for GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE and INSPECTOR GADGET, her first indie feature has more than a whiff of the dilettante. Like AMERICAN BEAUTY, GUINEVERE likes to flirt with the idea of having an "edge," then shies away from it. Both of these movies are just too damned clear. The pleasure of that seduction scene is that Harper responds in ways that are messy, funny, unprogrammed; every other scene in the picture makes its point in letters so bold the thickest member of the audience couldn't miss it.

You can take the girl out of the studio, but ain't no way you're taking the studio out of the girl. The lechy photographer's big sin--the thing that makes him evanesce in Harper's eyes--is that, at fifty, he's still stumping and hustling for cash. Can Audrey Wells really intend that it's okay for Connie to be a serial phony, an ego-inflating come-on artist, but his real Achilles' heel is that he never made real money? (Wells' point seems to be: Connie gets Harper's tender young flesh--he could at least pay the bills.) Every scene is so blandly overdetermined it reeks of falsity--especially the much-applauded one where Harper's bitchy mom (Jean Smart) comes into Connie's loft and undoes their relationship with a single cutting observation. (Would these lovers react with such shock to such an obvious accusation?)

For someone making a movie about the romance of the artist's life, Wells seems to have no clue how artists talk to each other, or even behave--she seems to think that's egghead stuff the audience won't care about. But it's that, not sex, that's supposed to be the fundament of Connie and Harper's relationship. Despite Rea's and Polley's efforts, the movie drowns in big-movie timidity. And the ending--a Felliniesque princess fantasy where all of Connie's sweet young things gather for an All That Jazz adieu--maybe intended to be tender. It comes across as a final, passive-aggressive flipping of the bird to a half-forgotten, dirty-minded teacher.

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