The Simian Line

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"Does the future lie in the palm of your hand?"
  • R
  • 2000
  • 1 hr 46 min
  • 5.4  (421)
  • 46

The Simian Line is a drama and romance movie from the year 2000 directed by Linda Yellen. The movie is set in Palm Reading Party in New Jersey, where a group of friends gather to celebrate Halloween. The group includes couples who are experiencing relationship problems and a single woman in her 40s who's looking for love. One of the couples is Katharine and Rick, portrayed by Lynn Redgrave and Jamey Sheridan. They have been married for years and are struggling with their relationship. Katharine is a palm reader and is known for her accuracy in reading palms. She predicts that one of the couples at the party will break up before midnight, which puts a strain on the relationships of all the couples.

Also in attendance at the party is Jake, a musician played by Harry Connick Jr. He has just moved to the neighborhood and is interested in meeting some new people, including the single woman in her 40s, Louise, played by Cindy Crawford. Louise has recently broken up with her boyfriend and is still struggling to get over him.

As the night progresses, tensions rise between the couples, and Katharine's prediction starts to come true. Rick becomes increasingly distant from Katharine, and Louise finds herself drawn to Jake, who seems to reciprocate her feelings. Meanwhile, other secrets and hidden feelings are revealed, and the characters must confront their emotions and desires.

The Simian Line is an intriguing and thought-provoking movie that explores the complexities of human relationships. It examines themes of love, trust, and the challenges of communication in romantic relationships. The characters are well-developed and relatable, and the acting is superb, with Lynn Redgrave delivering a standout performance as the troubled Katharine.

The movie is also visually stunning, with beautiful cinematography that captures the mood and atmosphere of the Halloween party. The soundtrack, featuring Harry Connick Jr.'s music, is also excellent and adds to the overall ambiance of the film.

Overall, The Simian Line is a compelling and entertaining movie that will appeal to fans of drama and romance. It's a well-crafted and thought-provoking story that offers valuable insights into the complexities and challenges of human relationships.

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