Love and Other Impossible Pursuits
Academy Award Winner Natalie Portman (Black Swan) lights up the screen in this frank, funny, and heart-wrenching adaptation of bestselling author Ayelet Waldman's novel about life, loss, and family. Emilia (Portman) is a Harvard law school graduate and a newlywed, after falling in love with her already married high-powered boss Jack (Scott Cohen, Love and Other Drugs), when she began working at his law firm. Unfortunately, Emilia's life takes an unexpected turn following the sudden death of her and Jack's newborn daughter. Devastated, Emilia struggles through her grief and tries to forge a connection with her precocious new stepson William (Charlie Tahan, I Am Legend), whilst also trying to cope with the constant interferences of her husband's angry, jealous ex-wife, Carolyn (Lisa Kudrow, Friends). Can Emilia rediscover her own capacity for love in time to salvage her failing marriage and build a family from the wreckage?
Starring Natalie Portman, Lisa Kudrow, Lauren Ambrose
Director Don Roos