Being Julia (2004) (C)
"A devilishly delicious tale."
Stephen Hunter, Washington Post.
Beautiful and beguiling Julia Lambert (Annette Bening) is at her peak, physically and professionally, but her successful theatrical career and her marriage to handsome impresario Michael Gosselyn (Jeremy Irons) have become stale and unfulfilling. She longs for novelty, excitement and sparks.
Enter Tom Fennell (Shaun Evans), a younger man who claims to be Julia's greatest fan.
Finding his ardour irresistible, she decides that romance is the best antidote to a mid-life crisis and embarks on a passionate affair.
Life becomes more daring and exciting, until Julia's young lover callously tries to relegate her to a supporting role.
Summoning all of her considerable powers, Julia masterminds a brilliant revenge that places her exactly where she belongs, centre stage and in the spotlight. -- (C) Universal, 2004, Canada/USA/Hungary/UK.
Starring Annette Bening, Jeremy Irons, Bruce Greenwood, Miriam Margolyes, Juliet Stevenson, Shaun Evans, Lucy Punch, Maury Chaykin, Sheila McCarthy, Michael Gambon.
Directed by Istvan Szabo.
Based on the novel "Theatre," written by W. Somerset Maugham.
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