Release Date: March 3, 2000
2h 5m | Drama
Alice Goodwin (Weaver) has just moved to Wisconsin with her husband (Straithairn) and two daughters. Their only friends in town are their next-door neighbors, Theresa Collins (Moore) and her husband, Dan (Lea), who also have two daughters.
When one of Theresa's daughters accidentally drowns in the Goodwins' backyard pond, Alice gets nailed with allegations of child abuse and feels the threat of jail. Despite hiring a savvy lawyer (Arliss Howard), Alice is the last person to come to her own defense. Guilt and self-hatred trap her too much to make for a sympathetic witness.
|Producer(s):||Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy|
|Cast:||Chloe Sevigny, David Strathairn, Julianne Moore, Sigourney Weaver, Ron Lea, Arliss Howard, Marc Donato|
|Writer(s):||Peter Hedges, Polly Platt|