The Mermaid Chair (film)

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The Mermaid Chair
Theatrical poster
Written by Sue Monk Kidd
Directed by Steven Schachter
Starring Kim Basinger
Alex Carter
Bruce Greenwood
Theme music composer Rolf Lovland
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Michael Frislev
Chad Oakes
Randy Robinson
Jay Daniel Beechinor
Cinematography Mike Southon
Editor(s) Jean Beaudoin
Running time 90 minutes
Original release
  • 9 September 2006 (2006-09-09)

The Mermaid Chair is a 2006 television film adapted from the book written by Sue Monk Kidd. It was directed by Steven Schachter and stars Kim Basinger, Alex Carter, and Bruce Greenwood. The movie was filmed in British Columbia Canada. In particular Cowichan Bay, Telegraph Cove, and Brentwood Bay near Victoria, British Columbia.


Set on a South Carolina barrier island, the movie tells the story of 42-year-old Jessie Sullivan, a married woman who falls in love with a Benedictine monk, and explores themes of mid life marriage crisis and her self-awakening.


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