Passion Fish

1992, Movie, R, 136 mins

After attempting historical dramas and multi-character urban sagas, John Sayles returns here to the kind of small, intimate film with which he first established his reputation.

PASSION FISH opens on a typically vivid Sayles image: soap opera actress Mary-Alice Culhane (Mary McDonnell) lying immobile in a hospital bed, watching herself walking and talking on TV. The nurse tells her she's been paralyzed from the waist down in a traffic accident (she was on her way to have her legs waxed), but her fear and anger have immobilized her as well: she refuses to participate in her physical therapy, and drowns her sorrows in endless TV watching and drinking. Moving back t...

Released: 1992 Rated: R Length: 136 mins

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