Five loosely intertwined stories of the emotional issues facing individual middle-aged Angelenas are presented. In "This Is Dr. Keener", physician Elaine Keener is spending the day taking ... See full summary »
The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations in suburban Connecticut.
A mute woman along with her young daughter, and her prized piano, are sent to 1850s New Zealand for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, and she's soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation.
Five loosely intertwined stories of the emotional issues facing individual middle-aged Angelenas are presented. In "This Is Dr. Keener", physician Elaine Keener is spending the day taking care of her invalid mother at home on the nurse's day off. Elaine, a scientist, seeks confirmation on what may be a turning point issue in her life by an unconventional means, namely a tarot card reading. Although the news Elaine receives through the reading is a largely accurate assessment of her current life, it is the news about that crossroads issue that takes her somewhat aback. In "Fantasies About Rebecca", thirty-nine year old Rebecca Waynon is outwardly in control of her life, from her job as a bank manager to her personal long term relationship with older Robert. A homeless woman named Nancy who hangs around outside the bank seems to have a clearer picture of what is truly happening with Rebecca than Rebecca herself, as is witnessed by Rebecca's ultimate reaction to an action in dealing with... Written by
God says to Adam, "Adam, I have something for you, but it's gonna cost you an arm and a leg." Adam thinks for a moment, then decides, "What can you give me for a rib?"
That's funny. Where'd you hear it?
From the Bible.
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"Hanging in thin air" says it about as well as I can.
There weren't enough points of connection between the stories to keep that part of it interesting. Each story trailed off to an ambiguous and inconclusive segue in to the next. Some of these were tied together later, though.
I've heard the same things said about the work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
However, the cast did a fine job with a dubious script.
My favorites: Glenn Close, Kathy Baker, Holly Hunter, Amy Brenneman, Danny Woodburn. Oh well, Cameron Diaz, too.
Matt Craven was wonderfully smarmy, although it wasn't quite believable that any woman, even a blind one, couldn't spot that at 100 paces away.
p.s. Paul is right, it's not strictly a chick flick. It speaks to men as well, to the extent that it finds its voice.
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