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Losing Chase

  • Drama
  • Romance
  • 1996
  • Kevin Bacon
  • 93 mins
  • 15

Summary

Chase Phillips (Dame Helen Mirren), a lifetime resident of Martha's Vineyard, married Richard (Beau Bridges), and like the area, grew into the upper middle class. Her distaste for artificiality leads her to a wild breakdown, and Richard dutifully tries to restore their family unit as best he knows how by hiring a "Mother's Helper", Elizabeth (Kyra Sedgwick). Chase is broken, and wickedly caustic towards Elizabeth, until they discover each other's similarities. A strong relationship develops, affecting their personal and familial salvation, and destruction.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Kevin Bacon's directorial debut is something of a family affair, with wife Kyra Sedgwick in a pivotal role and brother Michael responsible for the score. It's Helen Mirren who holds the piece together, however, as a stressed wife who emerges from a bout of depression deeply in love with the home help husband Beau Bridges had hired to lighten the load. Realising the members of his cast know what they're about, Bacon restricts himself to the odd showy moment and some very neat crosscuts that suggest he's got what it takes behind the camera as well as in front of it.

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Credits

Cast

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Chase PhilipsHelen Mirren
Elizabeth ColeKyra Sedgwick
Richard PhilipsBeau Bridges
Little Richard PhilipsMichael Yarmush
Jason PhilipsLucas Denton
Margaret ThompsonElva Mai Hoover

Crew

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DirectorKevin Bacon

Details

Languages
English
Guidance
Contains swearing.
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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