Guinevere

Synopsis: Connie, an aging Bohemian photographer, meets mousy Harper, headed for Harvard Law from a high-powered San Francisco family, and immediately sees her beauty. He also guesses she has talent and invites her to be his pupil and share his bed. He's Alfred Stieglitz, she's Georgia O'Keefe, and he calls her his Guinevere. When she realizes she's the latest Guinevere in a string of ingenues, she bolts, only to return, sick of her family. She's blossoming, reading, learning, but hasn't yet taken her first photograph when he tells her they're going to L.A., broke, him drinking too much, to sell some photographs. On the trip, she finally snaps the shutter; so does her awe and dependence.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Audrey Wells
Production: Miramax
  2 wins & 7 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.0
Metacritic:
68
Rotten Tomatoes:
86%
R
Year:
1999
104 min
48 Views

These photographs of me

were taken when I was 21 years old.

They were shot on Plus X with

a 105-millimeter lens on an Nikon F-2,

developed normal,

two stops overexposed.

I like this one a lot.

The F-2 was lost forever to a pawn shop

in Los Angeles four years ago.

The photographer lived

in San Francisco up until last week.

He was the worst man

I ever met.

Or maybe the best.

I'm still not sure.

If you're supposed to

learn from your mistakes,

then he was the best mistake

I ever made.

He was my most spectacular

and cherished fuckup,

and I was his Guinevere,

whatever that means.

## Tell me ##

## Why you keep foolin'

little coquette ##

## Makin' fun of the world ##

Harper, you look wonderful.

- Isn't your sister a beautiful bride?

- She really is.

Now, did I hear correctly?

Harvard law in the fall?

- That's right, yeah.

- We have to talk. I'm an alum, you know.

Harper, congrats.

I just heard about Harvard.

Our John's

in law school there.

- Hey, weren't you engaged toJeremy?

- ## Someday ##

- ## You'll fall in love

like I fell in love with you ##

- You were, weren't you?

## Maybe someone you love ##

## Will just be foolin' ##

## And when

you're all alone ##

## With only regrets ##

## You'll find, little coquette ##

## I love you ##

- Sorry.

- That's all right.

You gonna stop hiding in here

anytime soon?

I'm not hiding.

Your father and sister

have been upstairs forever.

- I cannot believe they'd pull

this Oedipal crap today.

- What do you want me to do?

We have 300

fucking guests here.

Just tell them to knock off the Greek

tragedy and get their asses down here.

And I can't find the photographer.

Find them.

Could you knock?

I did.

Mom is freaking out down there.

Is she crying?

No, she feels fat.

Sue, you're not fat.

Oh.

What's so funny?

It's nothing.

- It's nothing.

I told them no one goes to Paris

in August. Everything's closed.

But they're young and dumb. They don't

care about the Musee Picasso anyway.

Excuse me.

Well?

Yeah.

Excuse me. Have you seen

the wedding photographer?

H-Have you seen

the wedding photographer?

- Sorry. Canape?

- Thank you.

Damn it.

F*ck you. F*ck you. It's my life.

F*ck you. F*ck you.

I don't care.

- F*ck you --

- I know that song.

Ever try singing it

really loud?

No.

You should do it sometime.

Opens up all kinds

of possibilities.

Having trouble

with that?

- My thumbs are too small.

- Let me see.

Tiny.

There you go, Guinevere.

My name's Harper.

I'm Connie.

That's tricky

with champagne.

Maybe you'd, uh,

prefer a little of this?

I'm usually

not much of a drinker.

No, neither am I.

You're

the wedding photographer.

Today I'm

a wedding photographer.

It's a transformation that only seems

to occur when the rent is due.

Suddenly I find myself

in a Pacific Heights mansion

wearing a secondhand tux,

surrounded by women

in chiffon.

Um...

maybe -- maybe

this sounds rude --

- Would it be possible for you

not to take my picture?

- Why?

I don't like

to be looked at.

It's a little late

for that.

Good. Mrs. Sloane, could I ask you

to move in slightly, please? Thank you.

Bride, turn your body

slightly in for me.

Mm-hmm. A little more.

That's great.

And can I ask the bridesmaid

to move to her right?

Mm-hmm.

A little more.

Another inch.

Perfect.

- Looking this way.-

Come on, smile.

One more.

- Here we go.

Fine, I'll stop

screaming.Just say something!

I've been talking to you for hours!

You're not talking!

That's the point!

- You're breaking fucking plates!

- I don't understand!

- You don't listen.

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Audrey Wells

Audrey Wells (born April 29, 1960) is an American screenwriter, film director, and producer.Wells was born in San Francisco, California, and worked as a disc jockey at San Francisco jazz radio station KJAZ FM. She graduated from U.C. Berkeley and UCLA. She has written a number of successful screenplays and has directed three for which she had created the script. Among her notable works is The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996) and Under the Tuscan Sun (2003), both of which she also produced. Her works to date have been primarily comedies and/or romance films. Her 1999 film Guinevere was entered into the 21st Moscow International Film Festival.Wells co-wrote the script for the comedy The Game Plan. more…

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