The Mermaid Chair (2006) Review
(More customer reviews)This is an excellent film; great cast, beautiful locale, and a unique story. It touches on a really forbidden topic - dissatisfied housewife rushes to tormented mother, meets monk, has affair - who touches on this kind of topic anymore? For that matter, how many monks look like Alex Carter? The best performance, though, is by Bruce Greenwood; the confused husband. His subtle performance of the steady, supportive spouse is so touching, especially when he is shaken by his wife's sudden announcement of wanting time on her own. The guy has great facial expressions of confusion, incredulity, and then that quiet but deadly anger. It'll make you weep! A really good film!!!!!!!!!!
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Take a journey of mystery, passion and self-discovery with Academy Award-winning actress Kim Basinger in a powerful story based on the bestseller The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd.After sending her daughter off to school, Jessie (Basinger) finds herself feeling alone and restless in her 20-year marriage. When she receives a disturbing phone call, she embarks on a journey to her childhood home on a beautiful island to deal with the shocking behavior of her mentally unstable mother. While delving into her family's secretive past, Jessie meets and finds herself undeniably attracted to a Benedictine monk. This struggle with temptation, combined with the unearthing of her own history, leads Jessie to undergo a spiritual, artistic and erotic awakening--all of which help her discover her true self and what she wants out of life.