Passion Of Mind (2000)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5

USA, 2000.  Lakeshore Entertainment, Ron Bass Productions.  Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by Ronald Bass, .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

is excellent in this intelligent drama about a widow living with her children in France, who keeps going to sleep and waking up as a single career woman in New York. The double life is so effectively convincing that she can’t tell which of her lives is real and which is the dream, including the romantic interests in both, a controlling and passionate writer in France (), and a giving and kind man in New York (, who is terrific). Moore’s fascinating screen presence keeps this movie going even when it sags terribly in the middle, and Ronald Bass’ script makes such a compelling argument for both of her personas that it’s very difficult to guess for yourself what the outcome will be. The film’s conclusion is so well played out and rewarding that it renders any previous flaws completely void. Also features a rich performance by .

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