Character: Althea Brockett

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

Written by: Lawrence Kasdan

Produced by: Lawrence Kasdan, Charles Okun

Cast Members: Loren Dean, Hope Davis, Jason Lee, Alfre Woodard, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Jane Adams, Dana Ivey, Kevin Tighe

Released date: September 24, 1999 (USA)

Genre: Comedy, Drama

In the small town of Mumford, a psychologist of the same name moves in and quickly becomes very popular, despite a questionable past.

Movie Quotes

Why do I feel so elated? Am I in denial?

You know what this feels like? – When I was in high school the thing I wanted most when I was stuck in class, the thing that I was desperately in pursuit of, was a hall pass. That’s all I ever wanted. I loved moving freely around the school while everybody else was trapped in there. That’s how I feel right now. Like I have some giant – all day – hall pass.

In Mary’s words…

I was completely delighted by the character’s obsession. It was a completely different character than the one I played in Grand Canyon, in that the woman in Grand Canyon was not looking for material things nor obsessed with them. She was on a different path, and the baby came into her point of view in order to bring her there. The woman in Mumford had closets filled with mail-order catalog things that she couldn’t stop buying by the carload, and she had such an odd discontent and dysfunction, and yet I also found her very lovely to play. [from “Mary McDonnell on Battlestar Galactica and going mute in front of Robert Redford” by Will Harris]

Script developed by Never Enough Design