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Chantilly Lace (1993)

R | | Drama | TV Movie 18 July 1993
Emmy winner, Linda Yellen, brings together an all-star ensemble cast for Chantilly Lace which received worldwide acclaim for its intimate exploration of the secret lives of women. Seven ... See full summary »

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Linda Yellen

Writers:

Linda Yellen (story), Rosanne Ehrlich (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Martha Plimpton ... Ann
Ally Sheedy ... Elizabeth
Lindsay Crouse ... Rheza
Jill Eikenberry ... Val
Talia Shire ... Maggie
JoBeth Williams ... Natalie
Helen Slater ... Hannah
Matt Battaglia ... Chris the Pizza Boy
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Storyline

Emmy winner, Linda Yellen, brings together an all-star ensemble cast for Chantilly Lace which received worldwide acclaim for its intimate exploration of the secret lives of women. Seven women friends - including a nun in crisis, an angry divorcee, and an unfiltered, sexually-charged artist - gather in the Colorado Rockies at the upscale vacation home of Val (Eikenberry), to celebrate the surprise 40th birthday of a popular film critic, Natalie (Williams). When Val's offbeat younger sister (Sheedy) arrives with a newcomer, a maverick photojournalist played by Emmy winner, Martha Plimpton, tensions rise as secrets of love, loss and betrayal are revealed. Years of friendship are tested in a pivotal year as the women assemble again for the engagement of another and once more to bereave the shocking death of a third. What began as an experiment at Sundance Film Institute, Chantilly Lace, explores the landscape of contemporary women's issues with humor and honesty 'unlike any American film.'

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Drama

Certificate:

R

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Encajes de mujer See more »

Filming Locations:

Sundance, Utah, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Showtime Networks See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Most of the dialogue was improvised by the cast, who were given extraordinary creative control over their own characters, even drawing straws to determine which of their characters would die in the story. Director Linda Yellen said, "I never believed this would be accepted commercially." Co-star Jill Eikenberry said filming was like a "week-long therapy session." See more »

Quotes

Maggie: Seven women in this house, and we all have our period.
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Talented women, in front of and behind the camera.
17 July 2002 | by perci13See all my reviews

This was a great movie I saw on Showtime. It had a great ensemble cast that , I heard, did a lot of improv on the set. It was an interesting movie and I would recommend it to any woman, or any man that wants to understand women better. Loved it!


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