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Guinevere (1999)

Guinevere (1999)




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Writer Audrey Wells (The Truth About Cats and Dogs) makes her directing debut in Guinevere, which won the screenwriting award at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival, where it made its world premiere. The film concerns Harper Sloane, a twenty-something upper class pre-law student who falls for Connie, a bohemian photographer 30 years her senior. Shy, waifish, and camera shy, Harper feels her life is mapped out for her, coming from a long line of successful, Harvard-educated lawyers living in San Francisco. At her older sister's wedding, Harper meets Connie, who photographs her privately. When he shows her the photos, Harper (whom Connie refers to only as Guinevere) is intrigued, and a passionate romance and sexual attraction begins. Harper moves in with Connie to become his student, against her mother's wishes. Harper also learns that she isn't Connie's first Guinevere; in fact, there have been a half-dozen others, all of whom have remained friends. As the relationship takes its ups and downs, Harper comes out of her shell to become a stronger woman, more in control of her life and destiny than she would have ever dreamed possible. As Connie slowly dies from poverty and alcoholism, all of his Guineveres, including Harper, come together to remember (and drink to) his work and his life.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By: , , , , , , ,
Written By: Audrey Wells
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On DVD: Mar 14, 2000


Jean Smart
as Deborah
Sandra Oh
as Cindy
Grace Una
as April
Rose Mallett
as Birthday Singer
Scott Kaske
as Transsexual Babe
Brian Frank
as Wedding Guest No. 1
Debra Engle
as Wedding Guest No. 2
Johnny Radzik
as Espresso Guy
Paulina Sahagan
as Mexican Seamstress
Kai Ephron
as Positano's Regular
Alexandra Holden
as Angelic Girl
Patti Weiss
as Tipsy Woman at Party
James Noah
as Older Man in Cafe
Lindsay Beamish
as Younger Woman in Caf...
Lynn Beasley
as Sexy Bridesmaid
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Critic Reviews for Guinevere

All Critics (52) | Top Critics (15)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 19, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
At the Movies
Top Critic

Gives us a working relationship in progress rather than the usual Hollywood sitcom.

Full Review… | February 27, 2003
Combustible Celluloid

...a story about bad love - and how, sometimes, that is exactly what we needed at the time.

Full Review… | January 23, 2003
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Audience Reviews for Guinevere

Couple of great actors in what is essentially a silly little movie. The romance seems forced. Yes, back to the original point. A wee bit silly.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer


An intriguing movie! Interesting role for Sarah Polley. Stephen Rea is great. Gina Gershon is absolutely beautiful.

Great music by Christophe Beck!

Leo L

Super Reviewer

Kind of a Svengali to Young Women (Stephen Rea), he seduces,manipulates, & molds them into their future selves.Fascinating, my kind of Film, beautifully Filmed & acted

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