Directed by: Tom Kalin
Written by: Howard A. Rodman
Produced by: Pamela Koffler
Other cast: Stephen Dillane, Eddie Redmayne, Elena Anaya, Unax Ugalde, Belén Rueda, Hugh Dancy
Release date: May 28, 2008
Running time: 1h 37min
This examination of a famous scandal from the 1970s explores the relationship between Barbara Baekeland and her only son, Antony. Barbara, a lonely social climber unhappily married to the wealthy but remote plastics heir Brooks Baekeland, dotes on Antony, who is homosexual. As Barbara tries to "cure" Antony of his sexuality -- sometimes by seducing him herself -- the groundwork is laid for a murderous tragedy.
→ Truth is more shocking than fiction.
→ A family that has everything has everything to lose.
⋄ One of Barbara’s gowns was created specifically for the film by designer Karl Lagerfeld after he heard Julianne Moore was starring.
• If you’re tired of Paris, you’re tired of everything.
• The rich, they don’t have pet names for money.