Lisa Cholodenko wrote and directed this lesbian-themed drama, winner of the 1998 Sundance Film Festival's Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. Ambitious photography magazine associate editor Syd (Radha Mitchell) has a ho-hum relationship with James (Gabriel Mann). Investigating a ceiling leak, she enters the apartment of her neighbor, retired photographer Lucy Berliner (Ally Sheedy), who lives with former Fassbinder actress Greta (Patricia Clarkson), a heroin addict. The friendship between the worldly Lucy and the naive, insecure Syd ripens into an affair, one destined to change the lives of both women.
Feature commentary with director Lisa Cholodenko; Theatrical trailer
Side #1 -- 1. Degraded (Main Titles) [4:59] 2. Vanity Is the Ugliest Quality [4:55] 3. A Chance Meeting [5:56] 4. What's in a Name? [4:13] 5. Photographic Ecstasy [7:42] 6. Fabulous Heroin [10:34] 7. Commercially Trapped [5:40] 8. In Bed With Lucy [9:05] 9. Come With Me [5:33] 10. At the Center of it All [3:22] 11. Don't Want to Be With You Like That [3:41] 12. Who's Serious Now? [8:32] 13. Love Problems [7:33] 14. No Context [3:21] 15. One of Us Has to Go [7:33] 16. It Doesn't Matter [2:47] 17. The New Issue [2:40] 18. End Titles [3:46]
Side #1 -- Scenes Languages Spoken Languages: English Dolby Digital Spoken Languages: Français Dolby Digital Spoken Languages: Feature Commentary With Director Lisa Cholodenko Captioned for the Hearing Impaired: English Subtitles: Español Subtitles: Français Subtitles: None Bonus Materials Theatrical Trailer Feature Commentary With Director Lisa Cholodenko Play
Two thumbs way, way, way up. This is really one of the best movies of all time. Happy, sad, inspiring.
More than 1 year ago
a tthe beginning a bit slow but then unfolding in its own rythm. visually beautiful ( photography is amazing) . chanelling and inspiring as well as painfully familiar. I bought the dvd after i had rented it first time.
More than 1 year ago
This is just an excellent flick with some superb acting. In addition to the two female leads, the characters of the magazine editor and her toady deputy are very finely wrought. The portrayal of New York's artsy-druggy demimonde is just so on target. I thought the character of the younger woman's boyfriend was not fleshed out or believable, but that is my only criticism, and a minor one at that. A brilliant film.