Afterglow – (1997) A dramedy (imagine a serious conversation occasionally interrupted by flatulence) of two dysfunctional couples in Montreal: Lucky Mann (Nick Nolte), a womanizing handyman, and his wife Phyllis (Julie Christie), a hypochondriac, formerly an actress who relives her past by watching a video (actually Julie Christie in The Pit and the Pendulum) of herself with the recently deceased actor who was her daughter’s father; Marianne (Lara Flynn Boyle), a beautiful, young but neglected housewife who wants to have a baby, and her husband Jeffrey Byron III (Jonny Lee Miller), a successful businessman who admires older women as they were fine wines.
Eight years earlier the Manns’ daughter left home at age fifteen when she heard her father exclaim, “She’s not mine!” upon hearing the much delayed truth from his wife. Called upon to add a new room for a baby, Lucky begins an affair with Marianne at her persistent insistence. Coincidentally Jeffrey picks up Phyllis when both are spying on their spouses at the Ritz.
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