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A Cooler Climate (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  22 August 1999 (USA)
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Iris is broke after her divorce and takes a job working as a housekeeper for a wealthy woman named Paula. When Paula and her husband separate, an unlikely friendship blossoms between the women.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Iris
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Winston Rekert ...
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Leo
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Beth
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Callie
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Graham
Alec Willows ...
Marcus
Denalda Williams ...
Yvonne
Peter Yunker ...
Oliver
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Handsome Welder (as Rick Ravenello)
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Boutique Owner
Suzanne Ristic ...
Iris' Lawyer
Doug Abrahams ...
Manager
Claire Riley ...
Customs Lawyer
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Storyline

A woman travels to coastal Maine after her divorce to start a job as housekeeper for a bitter, wealthy woman. They do not hit if off, but no one will work for the rich woman, and Field has no skills and needs the job. They each get involved in the other's life and eventually learn to respect and even like one another. This is the story of the journey of two middle-aged women and how they learn to accept what life has to offer. Written by Ed Lorusso

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Envy. Fidelity. Outrage....the start of a beautiful friendship.

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

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22 August 1999 (USA)  »

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When Iris is speaking to her daughter from the clothing store, she says she is afraid she is going to be fired that morning. However, one can clearly see that it is dark outside, which would make it evening. See more »

Quotes

Paula Tanner: What upsets me is the condition of your room!
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Featured in The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2000) See more »

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Excellent Acting both Sally Field and Judy Davis.
25 December 2001 | by (SS MD) – See all my reviews

Too small for a movie movie but perfect for a TV movie. The emotions were real and unexpected. I ended up really caring for the main characters and empathizing with them. On a day when I saw Lord of the Rings in the movies and was impressed but unmoved, I was glad to come home to a film that was truly moving.


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