Emilia Woolf (Natalie Portman) is a Harvard law school graduate and a newlywed, having just married Jack, her high-powered New York lawyer boss (Scott Cohen). Her life takes an unexpected turn when the couple loses their newborn daughter. Emilia struggles through her grief to connect with her precocious new stepson William (Charlie Tahan), overcome a rift in her relationship with her father caused by his infidelity, and cope with the constant interferences of Jack’s angry, jealous ex-wife (Lisa Kudrow). An adaptation of an Ayelet Waldman novel, this tearful and terrific tale by writer-director Don Roos proves that even with a pursuit like love, nothing is impossible. —TIFF
A screenwriter turned director, Don Roos made his celebrated directorial debut with the 1998 The Opposite of Sex, a black comedy that provided hilarious and politically incorrect insights on the nature of love and sex from the point of view of a teen-from-hell anti-heroine (Christina Ricci). One of the year’s most acclaimed films, Roos described it as “a post-AIDS kind of tale from the late ’50s when there was the pill until AIDS there was a feeling that sex was careless and free and inconsequential and this movie has a different point of view.”
Born in New York on April 14, 1955, Roos first became involved with screenwriting while an undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame, where he took a screenwriting course. Following graduation, he moved to Hollywood in 1978 and spent the next eight years writing and producing for television. During a sabbatical he wrote the screenplay for Love Field, which was made into a 1991 film starring Michelle Pfeiffer in an Oscar-nominated performance… read more
Portman was outstandind yet I feel like they charged the plot too much and then didn't developed it properly due to the material wich was just too much and didn't allow to focus properly one just one thing. Struggling with the loss of a child plus how to be a good stepmother plus daddy issues are three different movies, don't mash stuff up and then just shake it!