MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 625 this week

Wild Iris (2001)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  5 August 2001 (USA)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 377 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 2 critic

A woman and her teenage son move back in with her mother to work together in the family bridal business.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 50 titles
created 15 May 2011
 
a list of 1154 titles
created 09 Jun 2011
 
a list of 4572 titles
created 28 Aug 2011
 
a list of 196 titles
created 14 Aug 2012
 
list image
a list of 743 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Wild Iris" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Wild Iris (TV Movie 2001)

Wild Iris (TV Movie 2001) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Wild Iris.
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The Travis family façade is destroyed by an event incomprehensible to them -- an event which will open locked doors and finally reveal the secrets that have haunted them for decades.

Director: Dan Harris
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Jeff Daniels, Emile Hirsch
Running Mates (TV Movie 2000)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Tom Selleck is a governor who is campaigning to win the presidential nomination.

Director: Ron Lagomarsino
Stars: Tom Selleck, Laura Linney, Nancy Travis
Love Letters (TV Movie 1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An ambitious U.S. Senator reflects back on his life after the death of a woman whom he loved and kept in contact with only through correspondence. The movie is told in flashbacks as the two... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Donen
Stars: Steven Weber, Laura Linney, Kirsten Storms
Blind Spot (TV Movie 1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Drama about a couple (Woodward, Weaver) and their problematic daughter (Linney) who is a cocaine addict.

Director: Michael Toshiyuki Uno
Stars: Joanne Woodward, Laura Linney, Reed Diamond
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An idealistic prep school teacher attempts to redeem an incorrigible student.

Director: Michael Hoffman
Stars: Kevin Kline, Emile Hirsch, Joel Gretsch
Class of '61 (TV Movie 1993)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Three West Point 1861 generation cadets and friends go on opposite sides after the breakout of The Civil War, with tragic consequences. A subplot involves Lucius, a Shelby Peyton's slave, who kills a slave trader and goes on the run.

Director: Gregory Hoblit
Stars: Christien Anholt, Andre Braugher, Dan Futterman
Further Tales of the City (TV Mini-Series 2001)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

This third installment to "Tales of the City" finds Mary Ann Singleton struggling to advance in her new career as a TV personality, while Michael Tolliver is playing the field after his ... See full summary »

Stars: Olympia Dukakis, Paul Hopkins, Laura Linney
Jindabyne (2006)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Stewart Kane, an Irishman living in the Australian town of Jindabyne, is on a fishing trip in isolated hill country with three other men when they discover the body of a murdered girl in ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Lawrence
Stars: Laura Linney, Gabriel Byrne, John Howard
Morning II (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Five days in the life of an American couple immediately following the accidental death of their child. An every day story of tragedy, loss, acceptance, hope and renewal. 'Morning' follows ... See full summary »

Director: Leland Orser
Stars: Jeanne Tripplehorn, Leland Orser, Laura Linney
P.S. (2004)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An unfulfilled divorced woman gets the chance to relive her past when she meets a young man who appears to be her high school sweetheart who died many years before.

Director: Dylan Kidd
Stars: Laura Linney, Topher Grace, Marcia Gay Harden
Grace & Glorie (TV Movie 1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When a lonely ex-New Yorker moves into the home of a rural senior to act as a hospice worker, the two initially couldn't seem to be less alike. However, as time passes, the two find much ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman
Stars: Gena Rowlands, Diane Lane, Neal McDonough
Uppåt igen (1941)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  
Director: Gösta Cederlund
Stars: Elof Ahrle, Birgit Rosengren, Torsten Hillberg
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Minnie Brinn
...
Iris Bravard
...
Lonnie Bravard
...
Errol Podubney
...
Lud van Eppy
...
Ramando Galvez
...
Ronnie Dale Bravard
...
Rhondlyn Podubney
Michael McLachlan ...
Gang Leader
Philip Eddolls ...
Teenager #1
Nathan Hoppe ...
Teenager #2
Peter Costigan ...
Teenager #3
Caroline Gillis ...
Smoking Mother at Mall
...
Handprint Clerk
Ingrid Veninger ...
Woman in Line at the Mall
Edit

Storyline

A weary young woman, Iris Brevard, is forced to move in with her overbearing mother, Min, following her husband's suicide. She finds her only escape from her mother's badgering is to verbally fight back and to hide herself in an alcoholic haze. Unfortunately, her young teen son, Lonnie, observes all of this and finds himself torn between the two women. The older woman is multi-dimensional as she is clearly shown as manipulative and critical, but also as loving and charming. This is clearly shown in scenes with Fred Ward as the father of a bride-to-be who comes to the women's bridal gown shop to stop the purchase of his daughter's wedding dress. After facing Rowlands, he willingly writes the check for the next dress payment. The film also raises questions about whether Min was responsible for the suicide of Iris' husband. As Lonnie questions his father's death and is faced with similar pressures, he also clearly is considering his life options. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Secrets, lies, unspoken truths... there's no place like home.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some strong sexuality | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 August 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Desaliento  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2002) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Brilliantly acted, particularly by Laura Linney
12 August 2001 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Not a cheery film, but riveting. Rowlands and Linney are both brilliant, and Laura Linney is especially so. She equals or exceeds her performance in You Can Count On Me, and she should have won the oscar for that film going away. If Linney does not soon win an Academy Award, there is no justice. She is one of the best actors working today, ranking right up there with Meryl Streep. She is totally convincing and incredibly moving in this role; as Iris, playing once more against type. I stumbled on to this film on one of the Showtime channels late at night. I've seen no promotion for it, and I'm shocked that I haven't. In its way, and certainly in the Linney and Rowlands performances, it's as good as Dinner With Friends, which had its premiere on HBO earlier the same night. Dinner With Friends was promoted hugely. Wild Iris is equally rewarding. I can't imagine why the Showtime publicity engines have not been running overtime. I'd be very proud to have produced this film with these two principals.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
how did it end? bgtymr
Discuss Wild Iris (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?