After becoming a paraplegic in an accident, a soap opera star (Mary McDonnell) returns to her home in Louisiana. The story focuses on the relationship between the actress and her nurse (Angela Bassett).
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Outstanding performances from the cast together with an absorbing storyline and sensitive direction from John Sayles make this a memorable movie. Loved the use of the Zydeco music too: it not only underscored the Louisiana setting of the film, it also effectively changed the mood of the movie.