The Patron Saint of Liars (1998)

Director
Stephen Gyllenhaal

Main cast
Dana Delany; Ellen Burstyn; Clancy Brown; Maggie Gyllenhaal; Sada Thompson

Genres
Drama, Romance

Description
Unhappy in her marriage, expectant mother Rose (Dana Delany) flees to a home for unwed mothers in rural Tennessee in this adaptation of Ann Patchett's novel. When she stays on after her baby is born, Rose becomes friends with an elderly nun (Sada Thompson) and begins a relationship with the local handyman, Son (Clancy Brown). Everything seems fine until Rose's first husband tracks her down and she's forced to relive her troubled past.


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