Set in Pittsburgh and England's Fens--the low, flat marshlands where East Anglia meets the North Sea--WATERLAND sadly but perhaps inevitably fails to measure up to the acclaimed novel upon which it's based.
Tom Crick (Jeremy Irons) is a Pittsburgh high-school history teacher haunted by a tragic past. Mary (Sinead Cusack), his childhood sweetheart and wife of many years, is an increasingly unstable woman on the brink of madness. When she blithely announces at a dinner party that she's pregnant, Tom is
duly stunned--this, he well knows, is impossible. As a result of the crisis in his marriage, painful memories from Tom's childhood begin to resurface, further disru...