This adult drama takes a look at modern, unfulfilled parents. The heroine is a young mother, trapped into staying at home while hubby works. She meets and befriends a failed law student, who loafs around while his wife brings home the bacon. They become close friends, before the pivotal scene involved a child sex offender, who wants to jump into a pool with the kids.
134 minutes, No persons under 16 (Sex, Nudity)
Crime, Drama, Romance, On the art circuit
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Cast Kate Winslet, Patrick Wilson, Jennifer Connelly, Gregg Edelman, Sadie Goldstein, Ty Simpkins, Noah Emmerich, Jackie Earle Haley
Director Todd Field Screenplay Todd Field, Tom Perrotta, from his novel Music Thomas Newman Cinematography Antonio Calvache Editing Leo Trombetta Sound formats Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS Soundtrack Not available
Made in 2006 Produced by New Line Cinema, Bona Fide Productions, Standard Film Company Inc.
SA Distributor Nu Metro
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FPB Report (SA)
Language Infrequent, strong
Nudity Mild, infrequent, some strong, infrequent
Sex Strong, occasional
Drug abuse None
Comments Mature and complex themes.
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Scale (Max) 20 South African Media
Cape Argus/The Star Yazeed Kamaldien 5
Die Burger Jeanne Hugo 20
Cape Times Carina Chocano 15
iAfrica.com Rob Peters 15
Mail & Guardian Shaun de Waal 16
Sunday Times Barry Ronge 15 International Media
BBC (UK) Stella Papamichael 15
Box Office (USA) Richard Mowe 15
eye Weekly (Canada) Adam Nayman 5
ReelViews (USA) James Berardinelli 18
Rolling Stone (US) Peter Travers 18
Average .. 71% 14
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