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Set in the beach community of East Hampton, New York, one pivotal summer in the lives of famous children''s books author Ted Cole and his beautiful wife Marion is chronicled. Their once-great marriage has been strained by tragedy. The Coles lovingly parent their surviving child, bright 4-year-old Ruth, who takes everything in stride as perhaps only a child can. But Marion''s equation of love with loss, coupled with Ted''s infidelities, points towards a much-needed change in the relationship. That may come in the form of Eddie O''Hare, the young man Ted hires to work as his summer assistant--and, Ted hopes, the catalyst to invigorate the Coles'' bond of marriage. Eddie idolizes Ted, but Ted''s erratic work habits soon leave Eddie to his own devices. Marion becomes an object of desire for Eddie, rekindling in her some surprising emotions as a mother and as a woman. To Eddie''s surprise and delight, his yearning is potently reciprocated. As he becomes passionately entwined with the seemingly fragile yet increasingly bold Marion, Eddie comes to realize that, similarly, Ted''s surface fecklessness hides something deeper within. As the summer draws to a close, Marion and Ted must make difficult decisions about the future of their family.
Cast & Crew
|MPAA Ratings:||R||Premiere Info:|
|Release Date:||2004||Production Date:|
|Color/B&W:||Distributions Co:||Focus Features|
|Sound:||Production Co:||.....Production Company, This Is That .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Shaw Organization (Singapore) .....Theatrical Distributor, Tobis Film .....Theatrical Distributor, Transeuropa Films .....Theatrical Distributor, Nfi .....Theatrical Distributor, Ster-Kinekor .....Theatrical Distributor, Constantin Film Development, Inc. .....Theatrical Distributor, Sena .....Theatrical Distributor, Cts .....Theatrical Distributor, Nordisk Film Theatrical Distribution Oy .....Theatrical Distributor, Momentum Pictures Limited .....Theatrical Distributor, Rialto Films .....Theatrical Distributor, Paradiso Entertainment .....Theatrical Distributor, Imagem Filmes .....Theatrical Distributor, Eagle Pictures (Italy) .....Theatrical Distributor, Ind .....Theatrical Distributor, Focus Features .....Studio, Nordisk Film .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, DeAPlaneta .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Gussi Films .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Focus Features .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor, Alfa Films .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Mca Home Video .....Domestic Video Distributor, C5, Inc. .....Post-Production Sound Facility, Technicolor .....Dailies, .....Music Mixing Facility, Pivotal Post .....Post-Production Facility, Sound One .....Various, Epstein, Levinsohn, Bodine, Hurwitz & Weinstein, Llp .....Legal Services, Cecil B Demeals Inc .....Craft Service, Pop Sound .....Adr Recording Facility, Premier Caterers .....Caterer, Title House, Inc. .....Main And End Titles, Trevanna Post Inc .....Post-Production Accountant, Cineric Inc .....Opticals, Smecky Studios .....Music Recording Facility, Wilshire Stages .....Adr Recording Facility, Axium International .....Payroll Services, .....Insurance Provider|
|Duration(mins):||Country:||United States (USA)|