A Map of the World
The movie A Map of the World was based on the book A Map of the World.
Movie details for A Map of the World
Actors on this movie include Sigourney Weaver, Dara Perlmutter, David Strathairn, Kayla Perlmutter, Deborah Lobban, Marc Donato, Julianne Moore, ChloŽ Sevigny, Richard McMillan, Hayley Lochner, Victoria Rudiak, Ron Lea, Brenda Robins, Colleen Williams, Sarah Rosen Fruitman, Peter Haworth, Louise Fletcher, Lisa Hynes, Kathryn Kirkpatrick and Elva Mai Hoover.
In the time it takes for Alice--while baby-sitting--to find her bathing suit and glance at a map of an imaginary world she colored as a child, one of Teresa's daughters drowns. It's the first catastrophe of two--she's subsequently accused of child abuse--that mark the end of the Goodwins' world. Ostracized by her neighbors, jailed with "baby-killers," Alice slowly reconstitutes, drawing unexpected penance and community from her stripped-down environment. It's an utterly fascinating process, watching Weaver's character develop emotional focus and anchorage--as wife, mother, woman.
A Map of the World challenges us--refreshingly--with unpredictable narrative turns, from domestic drama to gritty slice of prison life to romantic interlude to courtroom climax and more. Along the way, this fine adaptation of Jane Hamilton's popular novel delivers insights into what it means to be fallibly human--as well as strong supporting performances by Strathairn and Moore especially, plus Arliss Howard and ChloŽ Sevigny. --Kathleen Murphy