Julianne Moore (Cathy Whitaker), Dennis
Quaid (Frank Whitaker), Dennis Haysbert (Raymond Deagan), Patricia Clarkson (Eleanor Fine), Viola Davis (Sybil)
An exquisitely-photographed slice of 1950's New England,
reminiscent of classic Douglas Sirk melodramas, starring Julianne Moore as a housewife in a wealthy Connecticut suburb who discovers that her husband (Dennis Quaid) is homosexual. To deal with
her grief, she embarks on a secret relationship with her black gardener and incurs wrath from the racist townsfolk.
Beautifully filmed, strongly acted and with a powerful message
in the script. Julianne Moore has rarely been better.