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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 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 »

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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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Stunning Performances
27 October 2000 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

What a treat to see Sally Field and Judy Davis appear together in a film that offered them roles to sink their acting teeth into. However they hold the tired old Formulae together in a film dealing with situations in such a way that we can safetly say, "we've seen it all before". But still worth a view just to catch the grande dames in action. It's a cross between "Murphy's Romance" meets "Men Don't Leave". But I still scored it a 9 because of the acting. Love Sally, love Judy.


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