- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 43 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: July 27, 2004
- Originally Released: 1998
- Label: Universal Studios
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Single Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Surround Sound - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Sight and Sound - 03/01/1999
"...Coolly composed long takes and slow tracks richly lit..."
Rolling Stone - 03/05/1998
"...[Sheedy] gives a remarkable performance..."
New York Times - 06/12/1998
"...The actors immerse themselves deeply....Ms. Sheedy reinvents herself as a tough, fascinating presence, while Ms. Mitchell's earnest bewilderment also serves the story well..."
Box Office - 06/01/1998
Premiere - 07/01/1998
"...Cholodenko gives her film a languorous pace and hothouse atmosphere that wok beautifully with the buildup of strong emotions..."
Los Angeles Times - 06/12/1998
"...Sheedy plays Lucy with a strength that gradually falls away as a façade over her vulnerability, and Mitchell is a revelation....Together they provide some of the most honest and hotly passionate romance you'll find in theaters this year..."
Wall Street Journal - 07/09/2010
"Ms. Cholodenko's debut feature is slow-paced but interesting, especially for the quality of the acting."
Ally Sheedy stars as Lucy Berliner, a once-famous photographer, whose career has been revitalized when she meets Syd (Radha Mitchell), a beautiful young assistant editor for a prestigious photography magazine. Withdrawn from the art world, Lucy is reawakened by Syd who offers her the hope of escaping her drug-filled world. Before Syd realizees it, she is drawn into Lucy's seductive and dangerous mix while forced to make choices she never imagined. A challenging film that raises interesting questions as to how objective a person can be about art, especially when they are involved in the creative process.