JULIA ROBERTS STARS AS A WRONGED WIFE WHOSE REACTION TO HUSBAND DENNIS QUAID'S INFIDELITY SENDS HER FAMILY AND SOCIAL CIRCLESPINNING. SPECIAL FEATURES: THEATRICAL TRAILER, AND ALL-NEW DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1 REMIX. SUBTITLES IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH.
This well-intentioned but strangely cold tale concerns an emotionally repressed Southern belle (Julia Roberts) who separates from her husband (Dennis Quaid) after discovering he is an unabashed philanderer. Pressed by her dominating father (Robert Duvall) into reconciling with her spouse, Roberts's character chafes against so much male control over her destiny. Defended by a fiercely independent sister (a catchy performance by Kyra Sedgwick), the heroine develops the nerve to plot her own course in life while her mother (Gena Rowlands) finds the gumption to throw her own mate out of the house. The script by Callie Khouri (Thelma & Louise) is intelligent but hardly clear, and direction by Lasse Hallström (Once Around) can't keep Khouri's unfocused scenes and uncertain purpose from dissolving like sand castles in the rain. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The movie arrived on time and was in great shape. Bought it for a very good price. Very pleased with Amazon and it's services!Published on Dec 13 2011 by Brittany
Although Quaid AND Roberts deliver good performances... this movie just plods along and is never clear. We never have a CLEAR reason for her to return to her husband. Read morePublished on Nov. 18 2003 by Alicia Walker
Curl up and enjoy this movie. It is funny, sad, interesting and most of all enjoyable. I disagree with the person who said that the husband and wife spontaneously dance and then... Read morePublished on June 10 2003