Australian director Gillian Armstrong (MY BRILLIANT CAREER) offers up an exquisite entertainment about a family upset by the return of a prodigal sister.
A novelist, Beth (Lisa Harrow) is accused by her effete French husband JP (Bruno Ganz) of viewing the world through rose-colored glasses in her work, evidenced in an over-tidiness in her novel's resolutions. Recovering from a failed relationship that has left her pregnant and alone, Beth's
younger sister Vicki (Kerry Fox) at first irritates JP with her slovenliness and refusal to perform household duties. Shortly after helping her younger sister obtain an abortion that further upsets her emotional equilibrium,...