Serious Moonlight

Synopsis: Louise wants to find a way to reconnect with her husband, Ian, who is divorcing her after many years of marriage. But when she surprises him at their country home, she is more than slightly dismayed that the roses and romantic set-up are not for her but for his much younger mistress. Louise takes matters into her own hands, and abducts Ian duct-taping him to the toilet, where he must admit to his true feelings and he is unable to leave her. Things grow exceedingly awry for everybody when a burglar shows up at their house, and then everybody must discover and admit to their true feelings.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Director(s): Cheryl Hines
Production: Magnolia Pictures
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81 min

- Thank you.

- No problem, buddy.

Michelle, I threw

heck to the wind ...

and drove up to the

country a day early.

Wanna surprise Ian,

spend the long weekend with him.

So, I need you to call Metler ...

tell him his papers

were filed yesterday ...

and everything is fine. I will talk

to him first thing on Monday ...

morning and call my dentist ...

cancel that appointment and

re-schedule it for Tuesday afternoon.

And then cancel my meetings

for the rest of the day.

You know what to do!

That is why you are my assistant.

Is there anything else I can ... ?

- Hi Louise.

- Hi honey.

How is Chicago?

Your flight leaves in a couple of

hours, right? Can't wait to see you.

Yeah, yeah me too.

Excuse me, Lou. I am just about

to head into a meeting.

I'll see you at the

house tomorrow, OK?

Ya, see ya tomorrow. I'll be

driving up in the evening.

See you then. Bye.

Dearest Louise:

I am not spending

the weekend here ...

as we planned.

I have come to a crossroads


And I need to go away and

have some time to think.

Sorry I took this in a letter.

Please remember to feed the fish.

Remember to feed the fish?

No, no, no ...

I can't do ... no. Stupid.

Um, I am very sorry.

You're wonderful and

I don't deserve you.

- Michelle, listen!

- I don't know what you think of him.

His purchase is going forward,

that's what you need to tell him ...

over and over again

until he calms down.

- You should call ...

- No, I am not going to call him myself.

Michelle, there is someone

inside my house.

Oh, somebody quite romantic.

Listen Michelle,

no more calls ...

for the rest of the day.

I want you to hold all calls.

Looks like I am about

to have a lot of sex.

Ya, ya, ya.

Well handle it yourself ...

Ms. Harvard Bachelorette,

that's what I pay you to do.

Kiss, kiss, kiss.


You came back early.

Look at these flowers.

They're just beautiful.

You haven't done this

for me in years.

Business meeting

in Chicago my ass.

Oh my God. That is sexy.

- What's wrong?

- Please sit down.

- No.

- Please, please ...

- Louise.

- This is great.


I was in the middle of writing

it when you got here, so ...

it's ... you're a day early. You weren't

supposed to be here till tomorrow.

- Please feed the fish?

- No, I crossed that part out,

it wouldn't have made it into

the final letter at all.

What does this mean, Ian?

Louise. I ...

Why are you leaving?

What do you need to think about?

Why can't you think about it here?

I'm going to Paris.


Look, I have been having serious

doubts about this marriage ...

and I think that ...

No, you are not going, Ian.

You're gonna stay right here ...

and we are going to work

through this together,

as we always manage to do.

- No, not this time.

Who is she?

No, this isn't about anybody else.

This is about you, about me, about us,

it's nobody else.

- But there is someone else?

- No, no ... it's ...

Look at your hand

when you said "No".

Why don't you look at your hand?!

Where is your wedding ring?

And why are there flowers everywhere

and petals all over the floor?

Things haven't been

right between us.

Well, nobody told me that, Ian.

I thought they were beautiful.

And our anniversary

dinner 2 months ago,

you leaned into me ...

took my hand and said: "I'm so happy!"

- Yes I know. I was lying.

- You were lying?

- I was lying.

- You were lying? No, Ian.

- No, I cant, I can't ...

If you were confused

or unhappy ... ?

You decide to tell

me this in a note?

After 13 years of marriage ...

that's what I deserve?

I can't stand confrontation,

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Adrienne Shelly

Adrienne Levine (June 24, 1966 – November 1, 2006), better known by the stage name Adrienne Shelly (sometimes credited as Adrienne Shelley), was an American actress, film director and screenwriter. She became known for roles in independent films such as 1989's The Unbelievable Truth and 1990's Trust. She wrote, co-starred in, and directed the 2007-released film Waitress, which ultimately won five awards. In late 2006 Shelly was the married mother of an infant daughter and was waiting to see if Waitress would be accepted for the Sundance Film Festival. more…

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