A Cooler Climate (1999)

A Cooler Climate





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Susan Seidelman directs this critically acclaimed made-for-cable TV movie based on the novel by Zena Collier. A nasty divorce leaves one-time housewife Iris Prue (Sally Field) in unstable financial circumstances, forcing her to accept a demeaning job as live-in housekeeper to the family of imperious, snooty Paula Tanner (Judy Davis). Slowly rebuilding her life in the small Maine town where she's employed by the Tanners, Iris makes new friends and even strikes up a romance with an artist named … More

Rating: R
Genre: Television, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Marsha Norman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 19, 2000



as Iris Prue

as Paula Tanner

as Leo Tanner

as Boutique Owner

as Iris's Lawyer

as Manager

as Customs Lawyer

as Mr. Mathers

as Beth's Boyfriend
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Presents a fascinating look at how difficult it is for middle-agers to start their lives over from scratch.

Full Review… | March 16, 2002
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Judy bitches the hell out of Sally, she gives it right back. A wonderful opportunity to see two great actresses bring out the best in each other in a story of how two people who seem to have little in common can be each other's salvation.

jay nixon

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A very good pairing of strong actress such as Sally Field and Judy Davis make: A Cooler Climate such a good movie. Fields plays a divorced housewive whom moves into a cold wealhier woman's (Davis) home. They have to deal with very opposite personalities and play off one another very well.

Mason Williams

Super Reviewer

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