Director: Robin Swicord
Writer: Robin Swicord
Starring: Maria Bello, Emily Blunt, Jimmy Smits, Amy Brenneman, Hugh Dancy, Maggie Grace, Kevin Zegers, Lynn Redgrave, Kathy Baker, Marc Blucas
Released: January 31, 2008
Rating: (M)
Runtime: 105 minutes
Story: As five women and one enigmatic man meet to discuss the works of Jane Austen, they find their love lives playing out in a 21st century version of her novels. Sylvia (Amy Brenneman), is shocked when her husband Daniel (Jimmy Smits), leaves her after 20 plus years and three children. Jocelyn (Maria Bello), her unmarried best friend, distracts herself from her unacknowledged loneliness by breeding dogs. Prudie (Emily Blunt) is a young French teacher, in possession of a worthy husband yet distracted by persistent fantasies about sex with another man. The many times married Bernadette (Kathy Baker) develops a yearning for one more chance at happiness. Beautiful, risk-taking Allegra (Maggie Grace), Sylvia and Daniel's lesbian daughter, has quit talking to her lover. And Grigg (Hugh Dancy), a young science fiction fan and computer whiz, seems horribly both out of place and obliviously at ease as the only man to be invited into the book circle.
Maria Bello Jocelyn
Emily Blunt Prudie Drummond
Kathy Baker Bernadette
Amy Brenneman Sylvia Avila
Maggie Grace Allegra Avila
Jimmy Smits Daniel Avila
Ed Brigadier Pastor
Kevin Zegers Trey
Marc Blucas Dean Drummond
Catherine Schreiber Academic Woman
Ned Hosford Waiter
Hugh Dancy Grigg Harris
Messy Stench Girl with Dog Collar
Chris Burket Skydive Instructor
Parisa Fitz-Henley Corinne