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Louise Harrington, a divorced, thirty-something admissions officer at Columbia University's School of Fine Arts is intelligent, pretty, and successful, yet unfulfilled. That is, until a graduate school application crosses her desk and she arranges to interview the young painter. When F. Scott Feinstadt appears, he bears an uncanny resemblance to Louise's high school boyfriend and one true love, an artist who died in a car accident twenty years earlier. Within hours of the interview, Louise and Scott have embarked on a passionately uninhibited older woman/younger man affair. But is Scott just a reminder of Louise's lost love? And is Scott just trying to wheedle his way into the Ivy League? Adding to the romantic complications is competition from Louise's best friend from high school, Missy, who shows up to claim the affections of the boy; Louise's co-dependent ex-husband Peter; her cynical mother and fresh-out-of-rehab brother. Written by
Sujit R. Varma
p.s.(lower case!) is the title of an fine independent film that casts Laura Linney as a thirty-something Columbia University School of Fine Arts admissions officer who gets into a relationship with an admissions candidate played by Topher Grace, who is 15 or so years younger than she is. Their days together and the complications following make up this film. There is an ex-husband, her mother on Long Island, her difficult brother and the best friend from California (a show-stopper performance by Marcia Gay Hardin)--all in there to complicate the story. The film is fun, a good story, well-acted, a great star-turn by Laura Linney and more proof that Dylan Kidd is a fine director.
Special note should be made of Laura Linney and the exceptional nuances she brings to the character she plays. She shows that she has one of the best acting abilities out there today--a kind of intuitive ability to inhabit a role from the inside and be free with it. Her chemistry with Topher Grace was special, though it must be said that some of this should be credited to his abilities and auger well for his future in film.
Any questions about Laura Linney, please return to You Can Count On Me and see it or see it again! Okay?
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