Embeth Davidtz plays Madeleine, a dealer in avant garde art, who challenges (and is challenged by) the middle-class, back-water mediocrity of her in-laws. She and her husband (Alessandro Nivola) are visiting them for the first time whilst she is on the trail of an eccentric local artist (Frank Hoyt Taylor). Mum's a bit frosty, Dad's non-committal, but she finds a friend in her pregnant, and perky, sister-in-law (Amy Adams) who is enamoured of Madeleine's city glamour. A wryly sweet, fish-out-of-water indie, that earned Adams a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the 2005 Academy Awards.

Year: 2005
Genre: Art House Cinema, Comedy, Drama, Kate's Favourites
Country: USA
Director: Phil Morrison
Starring: Embeth Davidtz, Alessandro Nivola, Amy Adams, Ben McKenzie, Celia Weston, Scott Wilson
Duration: 102 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains offensive language and sexual references.
Location in store: Art House Cinema



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