Tripplehorn plays Alice in this drama co-starring and written and directed by Tripplehorn’s real-life husband, Leland Orser. In the days following the tragic loss of their only child, Alice and her husband Mark deal with it in their own ways before coming together to share their grief. Co-starring Laura Linney and Elliot Gould. Orser speaks of shooting a pivotal scene with Tripplehorn:
Film started to roll and when I quietly said, ‘action,’ Jeanne opened her eyes. She knew the role and the script so well. She had done her homework. She’d worked on it for weeks. She was connected. She was ready. She opened her mouth and she let go. I could see it in her eyes immediately. She was there. She was in. All you could hear were the quiet haunted words as they came out of her mouth and the calm reassurance of Laura’s warm voice. So personal. So private. So painful. So raw. The result … well, the result is what you see in this clip when you’re watching the film. The result was that first take, the rehearsal we filmed.