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The Mermaid Chair (2006)

A married woman (Basinger) falls in love with a Benedictine monk.

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Jessie Sullivan
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Brother 'Whit' Thomas
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Hugh Sullivan
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Nelle
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Kat
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Hepzibah
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Benne
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Father Dominic
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Dee Sullivan (as Victoria Anderson)
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Joseph Dubois
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Shem
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Dom Anthony
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Woman Patient
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Brother Timothy
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Tourist
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A married woman (Basinger) falls in love with a Benedictine monk.

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A Sereia e o Monge  »

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Brother 'Whit' Thomas: Now that my ladder's gone, I must lie down where all the ladders start, in the foul rag-and-bone shop of the heart.
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A good representation of the novel
10 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've seen nothing but mediocre to bad reviews for The Mermaid Chair. Frankly, I think it was a very good book and chick flick. The music was lovely; the scenery was enchanting; the actors were entertaining. The plot is, indeed, a fantasy. But it is consistently the root of all the characters built around it. The characters compliment the story in a very beautiful manner. Frankly, it's one of the few movies that stem from bestseller novels that I've enjoyed. As far as reality is concerned -- come on, folks...it's a s.t.o.r.y!! One of the most inviting things about movies and novels is the chance to escape from a world that is far too realistic. Viewers, please take time to view this wonderful movie. You won''t be sorry.


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