The Mermaid Chair (2006)

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A dejected housewife finds her passions reawakened after sending her daughter off to school, and returning to her childhood home to care for her ailing mother. Informed that her mentally ill mother is growing increasingly unstable, Jessie (Kim Basinger) steels herself for the hard road ahead. Upon arriving at the scenic Southern island where she grew up, Jessie uncovers a series of dark secrets about her family past while fighting her attraction to a handsome Benedictine monk. In the weeks that follow Jessie experiences a profound transformation that affects every aspect of her life, and finally reveals the true nature of her being.
Rating:
G
Genre:
Drama , Television
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Studio:
A & E

Cast

Kim Basinger
as Jesse Sullivan
Alex Carter
as Brother `Whit' Thomas
Bruce Greenwood
as Hugh Sullivan
Lorena Gale
as Hepzibah
Ken Pogue
as Father Dominic
Shaun Johnston
as Joseph Dubois
Terence Kelly
as Dom Anthony
Joanne Wilson
as Woman Patient
Sy Pederson
as Brother Timothy
L. Harvey Gold
as Tourist
Enid-Raye Adams
as Young Nelle
Zemphira Gosling
as Young Jesse
Tammy Gillis
as Young Kat
Marsha Regis
as Young Hepzibah
Owen Vaags
as Young Mike
Samara Johnson
as Young Benne
Ed Chow
as Father Sebastian
Alex Dworak
as Young Father Dominic
Byron Brisco
as Young Shem
Roberta Cenedese
as Mermaid No. 1
Ananda Escudero
as Mermaid No. 2
Mandy-Raye Cruikshank
as Mermaid No. 3
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½

A vague chick-flick. Jessie has a husband and child, a mother with a secret who is cutting off her fingers, a father she thinks she killed and a love affair with a monk. The movie has some failings, but I would watch it again.

Red Lats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

I actually caught this on Lifetime TV one lazy Sunday morning. It is a good adaptation of Sue Monk Kidd's excellent novel. The topic might be disturbing to some people, as it includes the story of a married woman and a monk who have an affair. It is an interesting story with a surprising ending, and I can't wait until a movie adaptation of the author's other book 'The Secret Life of Bees' comes out.

Catriona Thomas
Catriona Thomas

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