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Chase (Mirren), a lifetime resident of Martha's Vineyard, married Richard (Bridges), and like the area, grew into the Upper-Middle-Class. Her distaste for artificiality leads her to a wild ... See full summary »

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Chase Phillips
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Elizabeth Cole
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Mr. Richard Phillips
Michael Yarmush ...
Little Richard Phillips
Lucas Denton ...
Jason Phillips
Elva Mai Hoover ...
Margaret Thompson
Nancy Beatty ...
Cynthia Porter
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B.J. McLellan ...
Winston
Bunty Webb ...
Housekeeper
Kate Hennig ...
Katherine
Cheryl Swarts ...
Nurse
Ron Gabriel ...
Jack
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Chase (Mirren), a lifetime resident of Martha's Vineyard, married Richard (Bridges), and like the area, grew into the Upper-Middle-Class. Her distaste for artificiality leads her to a wild breakdown, and Richard dutifully tries to restore their family unit as best he knows how by hiring a 'Mother's Helper', Elizabeth (Sedgwick). Chase is broken, and wickedly caustic towards Elizabeth, until they discover each other's similarities. A strong relationship develops, affecting their personal and familial salvation, and destruction. Written by Lew Jacobs <titus@idirect.com>

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A love they never dreamed of. A summer they would never forget.

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Rated R for brief language | See all certifications »
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18 August 1996 (USA)  »

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Abschied von Chase  »

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$31,176, 8 December 1996, Limited Release

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$31,176, 8 December 1996
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Producing debut of Kyra Sedgwick. See more »

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During the finale, when Richard is driving to the ferry, he is wearing a dark blue short sleeved shirt, yet is wearing a long sleeved bleached (white?) shirt after arriving. See more »

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References Captain Kangaroo (1955) See more »

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Good acting in a predictable drama
9 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

Chase Phillips (Helen Mirren) is having a nervous breakdown and her businessman-away-from-home husband hires Elizabeth (Kyra Sedgwick) to take care of the household and their 2 sons. But Elizabeth has her own demons to face, her family has a history of mantal illness, which arises with Chase's self destructive behaviour.

The movie is about the relationship between these 2 women and is mostly predictable and even banal, but the acting is very good. Helen Mirren is superb as usual, and Kyra Sedgwick is doing quite a good job herself. Not bad for Kevin Bacon's debut film as a director.


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