December 4, 2009
Studio: Magnolia Pictures
Director: Cheryl Hines
MPAA Rating: R (for language and some threatening behavior)
Screenwriter: Adrienne Shelly
Starring: Meg Ryan, Timothy Hutton, Kristen Bell, Justin Long
Official website: SeriousMoonlightfilm.com
After she arrives at her country home for a romantic weekend getaway, things don't go exactly as planned for high-powered Manhattan lawyer Louise (Meg Ryan). First, her husband of 13 years, Ian (Timothy Hutton), tells her that he's leaving her for a younger woman (Kristen Bell). Then, one thing leads to another, and pretty soon Ian finds himself held captive by an oddly cool Louise who explains that she won't release him until he professes his love for her and commits to working on their marriage. And that's when things REALLY start to go wrong. The unexpected arrival of an opportunistic young gardener (Justin Long) and Ian's impatient mistress only serve to complicate the crisis even further, while somehow forcing Louise and Ian to reckon with their past and realistically deal with their future.