A Cooler Climate
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A Cooler Climate
Susan Seidelman directs this critically acclaimed made-for-cable TV movie based on the novel by Zena Collier. A nasty divorce leaves one-time housewife Iris Prue (Sally Field) in unstable financial circumstances, forcing her to accept a demeaning job as live-in housekeeper to the family of imperious, snooty Paula Tanner (Judy Davis). Slowly rebuilding her life in the small Maine town where she's employed by the Tanners, Iris makes new friends and even strikes up a romance with an artist named Jack (Winston Rekert). When Paula is left by her own husband and undergoes a psychological crisis… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Presents a fascinating look at how difficult it is for middle-agers to start their lives over from scratch."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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