Debra Winger gives a chilling, award-worthy performance in this haunting drama of a woman nobody notices until it’s too late. Martha (Winger) is an awkward, emotionally fragile woman who lives a quiet life in the guesthouse next to her Aunt Frances (Barbara Hershey). Unable to lie, she exists along the fringe of society and is used to the taunts that follow her wherever she goes. But when an alcoholic handyman (Gabriel Byrne) begins work on Frances’s property, both women become intrigued by his presence. But just as Martha finds a comfort she never knew possible, things become complicated by the lies and deceptions she can’t refuse or ignore.
Debra Winger, Barbara Hershey, Gabriel Byrne, David Strathairn, Laurie Metcalf, Chloe Webb, John Terry, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jan Hooks, Paul Dooley, Viveka Davis, Richard Riehle
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