After a husband is accused of driving his third wife to suicide, his first wife Hedda, a troubled woman who can't hate or hurt others even if they had wronged her, is subpoenaed to testify on his abusive behavior during their marriage.
A "Troglodyte" Republican (Kid Rock) and a "Commie" Democrat (Sean Penn) argue in a bar over the contentious presidential campaign, until a news report about the Iraq War inspires the two to unite as fellow Americans.
Romania in the 1920s. Marie-Thérèse Von Debretsy (Dame Kristin Scott Thomas) refuses the advances of her husband's commanding officer. As a result, the cosmopolitan family is reassigned to ... See full summary »
Kristin Scott Thomas,
Superficial people are revealed and drastically changed by circumstance or luck in this tale of death, seduction, blackmail, and theft amongst British and Americans in Florence, Italy in the turbulent days just before World War II.Written by
Final theatrical movie of Barbara Hicks (Lulu Good). See more »
When Anne Bancroft's character is reclining in the chaise lounge, the level of her drink goes from nearly full to nearly empty and back to nearly full in different shots while she is drinking it. See more »
I was surprised by the low vote average for this movie. I
found the plot absorbing and not without charm. Anne Bancroft, Sean Penn, Derek Jakobi...these are actors that I
live to see perform together.
Usually Kristin Scott Thomas is not my cuppa tea. She's
certainly cast according to type and turns out an immaculate performance. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed watching her fine, slim,erect, long-necked, doe-eyed, ultimately British performance. She possesses
an irrefutably neat intelligence which one regards with only
a very a slight feeling of protest.
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