In The Land
funny, sad and very
human story: a sensitive
young writer who has
been dumped by his
actress girlfriend and is
in search of inspiration
goes to stay with his
ailing grandmother and
finds himself In The Land
WHEN CARTER WEBB'S ACTRESS GIRLFRIEND Sophia Buñuel (Elena Anaya) ends
their relationship, he is devastated as he believed she was his one true love.
A writer, he is being hassled by his boss over an unsatisfactory script and
has long held an ambition to write about growing up in Los Angeles
a story that has been buzzing around in his head since high school.
Then his mother Agnes (JoBeth Williams) tells him his grandmother Phyllis (Olympia
Dukakis, Away From Her) believes she is dying and Carter (Adam Brody,
The O C, Mr and Mrs Smith) offers to travel to Michigan to find out how
she is and to seek inspiration. In Michigan, 26-year-old Carter finds himself
In The Land Of Women.
Although keen for some time to himself, he becomes involved with the family
next door: the endearing and quirky Sarah Hardwicke (Meg Ryan, Sleepless
In Seattle) has made two shattering discoveries not only
is her husband Nelson (Clark Gregg) having an affair, but she has been diagnosed
with breast cancer. She has an uneasy relationship with
her teenaged daughter Lucy (Kristen Stewart, Panic Room) but her youngest daughter
Paige (a very appealing Makenzie Vega) is carefree and direct.
Into their lives comes Carter, with words of wisdom and encourage-ment; finding
himself a confidante to Sarah and Lucy and bringing with his friendship changes
to their lives that will have a lasting effect. To his death-obsessed grandmother
he is a companion and carer and he forms a strong bond with her.
Carter proves to be a staunch support In The Land Of Women, where he
makes many invaluable observations while helping to open up a line of communication
between Lucy and her mother.
Written and Directed by Jonathan Kasdan, this is a fabulous film about facing
the reality of life, love and death and just being there for someone.
Great characters and a terrific dialogue elevate In The Land Of Women
to a cut above. The Executive Producer is Lawrence Kasdan and the film was produced
by Steve Golin and David Kanter. The wonderful original score is by Stephen
Trask and the film has a great soundtrack (available on Lakeshore Records).
In The Land Of Women was filmed on location in Victoria (British Columbia)
and Los Angeles.
The fabulous cast also includes Dustin Milligan as Eric Watts, Graham Wardle
as Gabe Foley, Ginnifer Goodwin as Janey and Angus as Bozo the dog.
comedy fans and anyone who enjoyed The O C are guaranteed
to love In The Land Of Women, released on DVD on 31 March (2008) courtesy
of Warner Home Video. £9.99 (RRP) | Running Time 97 Minutes | Extras: Trailers
| Certificate 16 | Genre: Romantic Drama.
"Superb! One of those rare movies you hate to see end" Jeffrey Lyons,
"A tender film celebrating wit, romance, letting go, holding on and falling
hard" DVD Cover of In The Land Of Women
"A fabulous film about facing the reality of life, love and death and
just being there for someone. Great characters and terrific dialogue elevate
In The Land Of Women to a cut above" MotorBar