Elisabeth Shue follows her Oscar-nominated performance in Leaving Las Vegas with the complex character of Molly McKay, a mentally challenged woman who’s devoted to her brother (Aaron Eckhart) in this heartrending tale based on a true story. Molly’s innocent world is radically changed when she undergoes medical treatments to boost her IQ, and although the treatments work, the improvements may not last.
John Duigan, (born 19 June 1949 in Hampshire, England, UK) is an Australian film director. Duigan emigrated to Australia in 1961, having been born to an Australian father. He is related to many Australian performers, being the brother of Virginia Duigan (wife of director Bruce Beresford) and uncle of Trilby Beresford.
Duigan has directed 23 films, including Romero, Lawn Dogs, The Parole Officer, Sirens, and Head in the Clouds. He intended his magnum opus to be The Danny Embling Trilogy, three films centered around the character Danny Embling, an artistic youth growing up in 1960s Australia whose life is influenced by the socially changing world around him and a series of doomed love affairs. The first two films in the series were the critically acclaimed The Year My Voice Broke, and Flirting, both of which won the Australian Film Institute awards for best picture the years they were released.
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Ugly, awful, nasty, mean spirited, vile, wretched, unpleasant, unholy, garbage. I do believe Elisabeth Shue may have retroactively undone her Oscar nomination by being in this drek. Few films are this hateful in their depiction of the mentally retarded. Molly (the character and the film) is a menace.