New York City is a stunning backdrop for this story of a successful, gorgeous, and outwardly perfect married couple confronting the turbulence of temptation. Joanna (Academy Award® nominee Keira Knightley) and Michael Reed (Sam Worthington) are seven years into a loyal and healthy marriage, both balancing challenging but rewarding careers, and enjoying what the city has to offer. One night when the Reeds attend a company party, Joanna witnesses an exchange of glances between her husband and a sexy colleague, Laura (the smart and seductive Eva Mendes), whom Michael never mentioned before. Suspicion mounts when Michael heads out on a business trip with the attractive co-worker in tow. As Joanna begins to doubt Michael's intentions, she finds herself facing her own temptation when her ex-lover Alex (the handsome Guillaume Canet) resurfaces.
Writer/director Massy Tadjedin gently exposes the tangled web of emotions surrounding doubt and jealousy that subtly tug at the seams of a modern relationship in this finely woven tale. Knightley and Worthington bring maturity and confidence to this city couple in crisis, and temper both with just the right amount of vulnerability.
Film InformationYear: 2010
Length: 90 minutes
Cast & CreditsOriginal Music: Clint Mansell
Executive Producer: Christophe Riandee, Buddy Enright
Co-Producer: Satsuki Mitchell
Director of Photography: Peter Deming, A.S.C.
Producer: Massy Tadjedin, Nick Wechsler, Sidonie Dumas
Editor: Susan E. Morse, A.C.E.
Production Designer: Tim Grimes
Screenwriter: Massy Tadjedin
Director: Massy Tadjedin
Primary Cast: Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Eva Mendes, Guillaume Canet, Anson Mount, Griffin Dunne
About the Director(s)
MASSY TADJEDIN was born in Tehran, grew up in Orange County, and studied English literature at Harvard. In 2002, she wrote and produced Leo, featuring Joseph Fiennes, and in 2005 she won acclaim for the screenplay of The Jacket, featuring Adrien Brody and Keira Knightley. She is at work on two films, Long Lost and Wednesday.