- Original title
- Running time
- 134 min.
- United States
Drama | Disease. Disability. Independent Film (US). Southern Gothic
- Synopsis / Plot
- Mary McDonnell stars as May-Alice Culhane, a New York-based soap opera star who is paralyzed in a road accident. She returns to the Louisiana bayou where she grew up and becomes the patient from hell, discharging one caretaker after another. Then along comes Chantelle (Alfre Woodard), a take-no-sass nurse with her own issues to deal with. Together the women rediscover themselves and what it means to live within limitations.
: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Actress (Mary McDonnell), Original Screenplay
: 2 Nominations for Golden Globes: Actress (McDonnell), Supporting Actress (Woodard)
: Award Independetn Spirit: Best Supp. Actress (Alfre Woodard). 2 Nominations
: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress (Woodard)
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
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