The Man from Elysian Fields (2001)

Director
George Hickenlooper

Main cast
Andy García; Mick Jagger; Julianna Margulies; Olivia Williams; Anjelica Huston

Genres
Drama, Romance

Description
A failed novelist's inability to pay the bills strains relations with his wife and leads him to work at an escort service where he becomes entwined with a wealthy woman whose husband is a successful writer.


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