I Love this movie. Mar 20, 2010
I agree with the other reviewer, this is Jessica Lange's best film role. The story captures the essence of a family in transition after the death of the husband and breadwinner of the family. Beth (Mom) is trying to rebuild their lives while still in the grieving process, the relocation from suburban life to Baltimore is a shock that her sons seem to cope with better than she does. Her depression takes over and she doesn't even see her younger sons desperate attempts to get his mother back. A beautiful and touching film, sad, but has some funny moments, too, usually involving Joan Cusack as the ditzy neighbor that seduces the older son. Wonderful and poignant movie. Get your hanky ready.