Reg’d © Library of CongressA Beverly Hills woman wakes up middle-aged and finds her life with a younger man undignified.
They're right for each other, and she regrets it immediately, but she can't take him back: her daughter Jackie, who idolizes and competes with her, tells her Jim has seduced her, and Diana believes it.
So she makes do with the respectable but empty new life she'd thought she needed—with older lawyer Griff.
Jim gives a driving lesson to frantic neurotic Betsy, who almost shoots them off a cliff. He calms her down and she takes him home. But he can't forget Diana.
Proposed cast: Holly Hunter (Diana)
Proposed cast: Josh Hartnett (Jim)
This morning, though, even while he’s making love to her, she’s spooked. She tells him he has to go. She wants something more presentable, more—respectable—before it’s too late.
Which shocks him. He takes life as it comes, but this is a bit violent.
Proposed cast: Mary Steenburgen (Betsy)
Proposed cast: Kyle MacLachlan (Griff)
Proposed cast: Margot Robbie (Jackie)
Proposed cast: Joe Anderson (Dylan)
Proposed cast: Rosie Perez (Maria)
MARIA, Diana's housekeeper, is the deadpan foil to Diana's Hamlet, secret ally to Jim, and the one person Diana doesn't dare defy.
Proposed cast: Stockard Channing (Gwen)
GWEN is Diana's mischievous best friend and alter-ego. She'll take Jim if Diana doesn't want him! Just kidding. In an attempt to bring them back together she throws a party and invites both of them, but it turns into a confrontation....
And the final character is Beverly Hills—
—the tone, the climate, the village size and ambiance that make it inevitable for these people to collide.
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