Strapless (1989)
Front Cover Actor
Blair Brown Dr. Lillian Hempel
Bruno Ganz Raymond Forbes
Bridget Fonda Amy Hempel
Alan Howard Mr. Cooper
Michael Gough Douglas Brodie
Hugh Laurie Colin
Suzanne Burden Romaine Salmon
Rohan McCullough Annie Rice
Billie Roche Gerry
Camille Coduri Mrs. Clark
Gary O'Brien Mr. Clark
Spencer Leigh Hus
Julie Foy Nurse
Jacqui Gordon-Lawrence Staff Nurse
Cyril Nri Harold Sabola
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Romance
Director David Hare
Producer Rick McCallum; Patsy Pollock
Writer David Hare
Studio Anchor Bay
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 1 hr 40 mins
Country UK
Color Color
Plot
In this poetic tale, acclaimed playwright and director David Hare explores the eternal enigmas of love and desire. An American doctor living in Britain, Lillian (Blair Brown), who is almost 40 and newly single, is romanced by a charming entrepreneur named Raymond (Bruno Ganz) during a European vacation. What seems to be an unlikely coupling blossoms into love as the seductive, spontaneous Raymond teaches guarded Lillian about the joys of pure passion. But is the cryptic Raymond all that he seems to be? Is their whirlwind, fairy-tale courtship simply based on a desire to escape the banality of everyday life? And can independent Lillian truly commit to him with the reality of a looming doctors' strike and her single, freewheeling sister's (Bridget Fonda) pregnancy? Exquisitely photographed by Andrew Dunn, Hare's intelligent film uses subtle flourishes to explore Lillian's fear of commitment, Raymond's obsession with everlasting romantic love, and how his deceptions ultimately transform both their lives. --Bryan Reesman
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 660
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 10/6/03
Purchase Price $9.00
Store Warehouse
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 006
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
UPC 013131124194
Chapters
Release Date 2000
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Widescreen