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Aspiring shrink Sam (Bale) brings fiance and fellow doctor Alex (Beckinsale) home to meet mom Jane (McDormand), a bohemian record producer with a very non-maternal view of sex and drugs--she likes 'em, a lot. Sam still resents her for the way he was brought up, and she hasn't changed much, as she's currently sleeping with the young musician (Nivola) whose album she's producing. Alex is soon drawn into the care-free world around her as Sam is tempted by a collegue at work. Cholodenko tries to recreate the insight and verve of her debut, "High Art," but falls short by making the story predictable and the characters flat. The only one who comes alive is Jane, and that's due more to McDormand's performance than anything she's given to work with. Nivola has a nice turn as her beau of the month.

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on Running time 101 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
L.A., Moms, Otherwise Engaged, Rock Flicks, Doctors & Nurses, Bisexuality, Sexcapades
Screenplay
Lisa Cholodenko
Cast
Frances McDormand, Christian Bale, Kate Beckinsale, Alessandro Nivola, Natascha (Natasha) McElhone
Cinematography
Wally Pfister
Director
Lisa Cholodenko
Music
Craig (Shudder to Think) Wedren
Other
Karyn Rachtman, Amy Duddleston, Stephanie Gilliam, Cindy Evans, Catherine Hardwicke
Producer
Susan A. Stover, Jeff Levy-Hinte, Good Machine, Tucker Tooley, Sony Pictures Classics

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