Winslet plays Sarah Pierce, a suburban housewife, in this drama written and directed by Todd Field. Sarah begins a friendship that turns into something more with neighborhood dad, Brad (Patrick Wilson). Co-starring Jennifer Connelly.
When you first meet Sarah in the beginning, she is struggling to take care of herself, let alone her child. She miserably denies the fact that she is now a mother, someone responsible for the upbringing of another. She wants to hang onto a part of herself that she has lost, but she fears that she no longer recognizes who that person is.