A headstrong young woman and a cocksure older man are locked in a battle of wills in this sly film directed by Jane Campion and co-written with her sister Anna. On a visit to India, Ruth Barron (Kate Winslet) becomes a disciple of a local guru, much to the
dismay of her loopy but essentially good-hearted family. On the advice of a friend, they hire an American "exit counselor" named PJ Waters (Harvey Keitel) to un-brainwash Ruth, and trick her into returning to Australia. Waters sweeps into the less-than-ideal circumstances like the superstar
victor of 189 deprogrammings he is: Sure, Ruth's family are nut jobs, the assistant he was promised has gone missing and th...