Starring Joseph Fiennes, Elisabeth Shue, Justin Chambers, Sam Shepard, Dennis Hopper, Deborah Kara Unger, Mary Stuart Masterson, Jake Weber, Davis Sweatt, James Middleton
Directed by Mehdi Norowzian
Film drama loosely based on characters from James Joyce's 'Ulysses'.
Stephen (Joseph Fiennes) is a writer just released from prison after serving a 15-year sentence for murder.
He takes a job in a Mississippi diner under the watchful eye of manager Vic (Sam Shepard), and the more searing glare of 'good ole boy' Horace (Dennis Hopper).
Apart from working on a series of unpublished books, Stephen keeps his thoughts and his past to himself.
Pregnant housewife Mary Bloom (Elisabeth Shue), meanwhile, lost both her husband and daughter in a car crash, and then gave birth prematurely.
Wracked with pain and guilt, she named her son Leopold, after the Joyce character, as a reminder of the academic life she left behind when she became a mother.
Raising him to lead the life she abandoned, she only succeeds in alienating the boy.
When Leo (Davis Sweatt) meets Stephen, a bond is formed between them, and Stephen realises he has to confront his past mistakes in order to help both himself and his young friend.
- Format: DVD
- Region: 2
- Certification: (15)
- EAN: 5050582560954
- Catalogue number: 8256095
- Studio: Universal Pictures
- Release date: 08/12/2008
- Genre: Drama
- Colour: Colour