After their relationship ignited a tabloid saga two decades ago, Gracie (Julianne Moore) and Joe (Charles Melton) now lead a seemingly perfect suburban life. Their domestic bliss is disrupted when Elizabeth (Natalie Portman), a famous television actress, arrives in their tight-knit community to research her upcoming role as Gracie. As Elizabeth ingratiates herself into the everyday lives of Gracie and Joe, the uncomfortable facts of their scandal unfurl, causing long-dormant emotions to resurface. Director Todd Haynes (CAROL, SAFE) explores one of the great talents of the human species: our colossal refusal to look at ourselves. DIR Todd Haynes; SCR Samy Burch, from a story by Burch and Alex Mechanik; PROD Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell, Grant S. Johnson, Pamela Koffler, Tyler W. Konney, Sophie Mas, Natalie Portman, Christine Vachon. U.S., 2023, color, 117 min. RATED R
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