ComingSoon.net has received an exclusive clip from The Life Before Her Eyes, the dramatic thriller directed by House of Sand and Fog helmer Vadim Perelman. Starring Uma Thurman and Evan Rachel Wood, the film opens April 18.
Imaginative, impetuous and wild Diana (Wood) can’t wait for her adult life to begin. Whiling away the final days of high school in the lush springtime, Diana tests her limits with sex and drugs as her more conservative friend Maureen (Eva Amurri) watches with concern. But Diana’s aura of invincibility is shattered when a senseless act of violence erupts at school, forever changing the lives of the two best friends.
Fifteen years later, a grown Diana (Thurman) is still trying to come to terms with the traumatic events of that fateful day.
On the surface, the adult Diana has made a picture perfect life for herself. She’s still living in the sleepy Connecticut suburb she grew up in with her husband Paul, a professor at the local college. Her beautiful young daughter, Emma, is smart and creative, and possesses a fiercely independent streak reminiscent of her mother. But all is not wellas the anniversary of her adolescent trauma approaches, the darkness that Diana has tried to escape closes in. Meanwhile, her husband has become increasingly absent, her daughter has taken to hiding from teachers, and worst of all, Dianas own grip on reality is starting to falter.