- Original title
- Running time
- 105 min.
Ronald Harwood (Novel: W. Somerset Maugham)
Co-production Canada-United States-Hungary-United Kingdom; Myriad Pictures / Serendipity Point Films / First Choice Films / Hogarth Productions. Distributed by Sony Pictures Classics
Drama. Comedy. Romance | Stage Play. 1930s
- Movie Groups
W. Somerset Maugham Adaptations
- Synopsis / Plot
- London, year 1938. Concerned that her fading youth and beauty will being to affect her career, estranged from her only son and pretending to be ignorant of her husband's philandering, Julia is adrift in the world, searching for some way in which to regain the spark of passion. She seems to find that renewed fervor when she meets Tom, a young American admirer who also happens to be her son's best friend. Tom sweeps Julia off her feet, and the aging celebrity embarks on an illicit affair which, if discovered, would create a social scandal that could ruin her already-waning career and destroy her rocky marriage.
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Leading Actress (Annette Bening)
: Golden Globes: Best Actress Comedy or Musical (Annette Benning)
: Nominated for Goya: Best European Movie
: National Board of Review: Best Actress
: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Actress (Annette Bening)
: Nominated for Critics' Choice Awards: Best Actress
: European Film Awards: Nominated for Audience Award - Best Director
: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Actress (Annette Bening)
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