A battle between real estate moguls and environmental activists takes an unexpected turn into affairs of the heart in this satiric update of Henry James' The Bostonians. Gavin Ransom (Noah Wyle) is a successful real estate developer who has made a tidy fortune putting up gated communities filled with expensive suburban homes all over California. ...
A battle between real estate moguls and environmental activists takes an unexpected turn into affairs of the heart in this satiric update of Henry James' The Bostonians. Gavin Ransom (Noah Wyle) is a successful real estate developer who has made a tidy fortune putting up gated communities filled with expensive suburban homes all over California. Ransom intends to put up another such development in the as-yet-untouched hillsides of Northern California's Marin County, and, just as he's expected, a number of folks living nearby are objecting to the project, including his sister Olive (Illeana Douglas), an environmental activist who has sided with longtime resident Eileen Boatwright (Cloris Leachman) and progressive lawyer Sybil (Jane Lynch) against the development. Olive and her compatriots get some unexpected support when Zoe Tripp (Kate Mara), a modern folk singer and the daughter of old-school Marin County hippies (Keith Carradine and Valerie Perrine), takes an interest in their protests and begins singing out against Gavin's proposal with guitar in hand. Gavin unexpectedly finds himself growing powerfully infatuated with Zoe, and Olive, a long-closeted lesbian, is equally taken with her; consequently, as the siblings battle against building several dozen cookie-cutter mansions, they also wage a private war for the affections of the young songstress. The Californians was directed by Jonathan Parker, who when not busy with film projects is himself a California real estate developer. Mark Deming, Rovi
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Noah Wyle, Kate Mara, Illeana Douglas. Run time: 87 mins. Originally released: 2005. Language: English. Having brought a Herman Melville classic to the big screen with BARTLEBY, former musician Jonathan Parker fashions another literary retelling with his second directorial effort, THE CALIFORNIANS. A modern update of Henry James's THE BOSTONIANS, the film stars Noah Wyle (of ER fame) as Gavin Ransom, an unscrupulous land developer bent on constructing lavish mansions along the pristine California coast. Gavin faces opposition from his environmentalist sister, Olive (Illeana Douglas, GHOST WORLD)--a prickly situation made worse when they both fall in love with the same woman, an earnest protest singer named Zoe (Kate Mara, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN). Cloris Leachman, Keith Carradine, and Valerie Perrine round out the star-studded cast.
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