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The Simian Line (2000)

 -  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 lovely little offbeat film......
28 May 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film was a lovely little surprise. I saw it at Professor Browns class in New York City, and afterwards there was a discussion with the filmmaker Linda Yellin and the actor Eric Stolz. It's a gentle film about relationships- the strongest one being Lynn Redgraves with Harry Connick Jr.- she's a middle aged woman trying to hand on to her young man in the face of neighbor Cindi Crawford. Good luck! It also features fun performances by William Hurt and Samantha Mathis as two ghosts who fall in love. It sounds wacky, and it kind of is, but it's touching too. Overall I'd say it's not your run of the mill cookie cutter movie. Apparently a great deal of it was improvised, and that adds a wonderful immediacy to it. The performances are all spot on, and it was nice to see a film filled with good will and love for a change. Definitely a date movie....................


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