Margaret Hall (Tilda Swinton) is a lonely Lake Tahoe housewife whose naval officer husband spends months at sea on an aircraft carrier. In his absence, Margaret does her best to do right by her family, no matter what. So when her eldest son's lover washes up on the beachfront in front of their house, she does the only thing an unflinchingly devoted mother could: she hides the body to protect her son. What begins as a riveting cat-and-mouse game soon turns into a haunting love story with self-sacrifice at its center. For, as Margaret attempts to dodge blackmail, the law and even the questions of her family, she herself becomes exposed.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
37 Ratings
37 Ratings

82% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 7.1/10
  • Fresh 95
  • Rotten 21

Critics Consensus: A well-acted film noir with arresting visuals.

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Information

Studio
Fox Searchlight
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 2001 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo)
Additional
Spanish (Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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