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Chantilly Lace (1993)

R | | Drama | TV Movie 18 July 1993
Emmy winner, Linda Yellen, brings together an all-star ensemble cast for Chantilly Lace which received worldwide acclaim for its intimate exploration of the secret lives of women. Seven ... See full summary »

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Linda Yellen

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Linda Yellen (story), Rosanne Ehrlich (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Martha Plimpton ... Ann
Ally Sheedy ... Elizabeth
Lindsay Crouse ... Rheza
Jill Eikenberry ... Val
Talia Shire ... Maggie
JoBeth Williams ... Natalie
Helen Slater ... Hannah
Matt Battaglia ... Chris the Pizza Boy
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Emmy winner, Linda Yellen, brings together an all-star ensemble cast for Chantilly Lace which received worldwide acclaim for its intimate exploration of the secret lives of women. Seven women friends - including a nun in crisis, an angry divorcee, and an unfiltered, sexually-charged artist - gather in the Colorado Rockies at the upscale vacation home of Val (Eikenberry), to celebrate the surprise 40th birthday of a popular film critic, Natalie (Williams). When Val's offbeat younger sister (Sheedy) arrives with a newcomer, a maverick photojournalist played by Emmy winner, Martha Plimpton, tensions rise as secrets of love, loss and betrayal are revealed. Years of friendship are tested in a pivotal year as the women assemble again for the engagement of another and once more to bereave the shocking death of a third. What began as an experiment at Sundance Film Institute, Chantilly Lace, explores the landscape of contemporary women's issues with humor and honesty 'unlike any American film.'

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Drama

Certificate:

R

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Encajes de mujer See more »

Filming Locations:

Sundance, Utah, USA

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Showtime Networks See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A TV movie made for the Showtime network. See more »

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Hannah: Can you really have an orgasm with god?
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Exquisite rendering of female friendship and love
5 November 1998 | by NeuandaSee all my reviews

I first saw this in 1993 when it had just been released on video. Since then, my obsessive tendencies have lead me to see this film upwards of 100 times. I now own it, because I wore out my local video store's copy. The actresses have created something truly special in their vignettes about love, life and death. My hat is off to them all.


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