Written and directed by Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black (MILK), the long-delayed drama film stars Jennifer Connelly, Harrison Gilbertson, Ed Harris, Emma Roberts, Amy Madigan, Yeardley Smith, and Toby Jones. It was titled What’s Wrong With Virginia when screened on September 15, 2010 at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Connelly starring in the title role as a beautiful yet unhinged single mother who struggles to raise her son Emmett (Gilbertson) while dreaming of escaping her small Southern boardwalk town. Her long time affair with the very married, Mormon Sheriff Richard Tipton (Harris) is thrown into question when he decides to run for public office. Things are further complicated when Emmett begins a romantic relationship with Tipton’s daughter (Roberts). Virginia and the town--populated by Amy Madigan, Toby Jones, Yeardley Smith--are full of secrets and everyone knows Virginia can only keep things together for so long.
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