|Directed by||Barry Levinson|
|Written by||Buck Henry, Philip Roth|
|Company||Millennium FilmsMillennium FilmsMillennium Films|
Once a universally acclaimed thespian, the now-sexagenarian Simon has fallen from grace -- literally. After swan-diving into the orchestra pit in the middle of a performance, he slides into an intense depression, and quite possibly dementia, leading to a spell in a psychiatric facility. Upon his release he agrees to continue therapy and swears that he is giving up acting. But Simon is always acting, always rating his "performance" in the theatre of everyday life. It's only when he finds himself in an unlikely affair with the much younger Pegeen (Greta Gerwig), the daughter of some old friends -- and until now a lesbian -- that Simon seems to be back in the moment. Or is he? If all the world's a stage, then Simon seems to be losing his grip on who's playing which role.
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