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A Cooler Climate (1999)

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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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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Adynamies  »

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When Iris goes to the beach to read and eventually takes a nap, the sun is in the same position when she awakes as it was when she first got there. See more »

Quotes

Paula Tanner: Iris, I don't want to breathe. Why the hell would I want to go to the garage?
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Featured in The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2000) See more »

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Great to See Sally in a starring role again ...
17 December 2000 | by (East Coast, USA) – See all my reviews

This was a made for cable Showtime Movie starring Judy Davis and Sally Field. Set in Maine, the film was really shot in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Story of a divorced woman coming to terms with her new life, connecting with her employer (Judy Davis) who appears to be headed for a divorce as well.

It was good to see Sally in a starring role again, and even after all these years, she still looks good in a swimsuit (even if it was too cold to swim in the movie...). Not a bad way to spend 90 minutes, like visiting or checking up with an old friend who I hope is doing OK... cowabunga Sally!


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