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The Simian Line (2000)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  15 January 2000 (USA)
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In addition to declaring that Katharine's (Lynn Redgrave) head and heart line are hopelessly fused into one "simian line", eccentric palm reader/fortune-teller Arnita (Tyne Daly) makes a ... See full summary »

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In addition to declaring that Katharine's (Lynn Redgrave) head and heart line are hopelessly fused into one "simian line", eccentric palm reader/fortune-teller Arnita (Tyne Daly) makes a dire prediction: By the end of the year, one of the couples present at a Halloween party will have broken up. But will it be Katherine and her much-younger boyfriend Rick (Harry Connick Jr.); her upstairs tenants Marta and Billy or new yuppie neighbors Sandra (Cindy Crawford) and Paul? Fueled by Arnita's prediction, each of the couples begins to drift apart in a sea of doubt and distrust. Can the "divine" intervention of two well-meaning ghosts (William Hurt and Samantha Mathis) keep these earthly conflicts from erupting into multiple self-fulfilling prophecies? Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for language and some sexuality
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In the opening credits the name Jeremy Zelig is spelled Jeremy Zwlig. In the closing credits it is spelled Jeremy Zelig. See more »

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[first lines]
Mae: There are 8 million stories in Manhattan. This ain't one of them. This story takes place in Weehawken, New Jersey, right across the river.
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a charming exploration of relationships among 4 couples
1 April 2001 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

The difficulties and joys of finding true love, as reflected through the relationships of four couples in NJ, this is a moving and provocative portrait. Strong performances by Tyne Daly, Lynn Redgrave, William Hurt, and Harry Connick, Jr. make this a must date movie. The lush waterfront settings contrast with the imperfect human longings. At last, a film about human relations, with no car chases!


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