Amidst a wild flat meadow encircled by an Edenic lush forest, a couple have cocooned themselves in a secluded mansion that was not so long ago burned to the ground, devotedly restored by the supportive wife. Within this safe environment, the once famous middle-aged poet husband is desirous of creating his magnum opus; however, he seems unable to break out of the persistent creative rut that haunts him. Then, unexpectedly, a knock at the door, the sudden arrival of a cryptic late-night visitor and his intrusive wife will stimulate the writer's stagnant imagination. Little by little, much to the perplexed wife's surprise, the more chaos he lets in their haven, the better for his punctured male ego. In the end, will this incremental mess blemish, irreparably, the couple's inviolable sanctuary?Written by
Michelle Pfeiffer admitted not understanding the script the first time she read it, describing it as "esoteric." However, the actress committed to the project after becoming excited by the character she would be playing. See more »
Around the beginning of the move (near 13:00), the furnace, which appears to be an antique from the early 1900's, turns on and lights up mysteriously on its own (such a furnace would be manually lit), but makes the sound of a natural gas furnace. See more »
Holy. Crap. I am shaken - mentally, and even physically. This is my first IMDb review, in part because I can't believe the negative reviews. Anxious (good word to describe my current state) to check back once it's widely released. The first half of the movie, I believe, is intended to get you riled. By the second half, if you're like me, you're trying to figure it out - WHAT DOES IT MEAN?! - and when you get it, you won't stop thinking about it. What a masterpiece. Here, take all my money - I'll definitely go back... once I've calmed down!
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