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R| 1 hr. 53 min.

Plot Summary
The appropriately named Lucky Mann (Nick Nolte) is a contractor equally handy at repairs and seduction. The latest lonely housewife to succumb to his charms is Marianne (Lara Flynn Boyle), childless and unhappy with her marriage to business-obsessed Jeffrey (Jonny Lee Miller). When Jeffrey coincidentally becomes enraptured by Lucky's wife, the fading former starlet Phyllis (Julie Christie), the four get caught in a tangled-up love quadrangle that reignites their tired marriages.

Cast: Julie Christie , Nick Nolte , Lara Flynn Boyle , Jonny Lee Miller , Jay Underwood , Domini Blythe ,

Director: Alan Rudolph

Genres: Romantic comedy

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Afterglow (1997)

Release Date: December 25th, 1997|1 hr. 53 min.

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  • Mate swapping is so '70s. But Alan Rudolph, who wrote and directed Afterglow, avoids making it seem dated by presenting the menage a quatre as accidental. show more

  • At his best, as he is here, Rudolph is always able to locate the emotional reality inside the dream. [26Dec1997 Pg53] show more

  • The plot to this point could be the stuff of soap opera, but there's always something askew in an Alan Rudolph film, unexpected notes and touches that maintain a certain ironic distance while permitting painful flashes of human nature to burst through. show more

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