Perfect Pie

Directed by Barbara Willis Sweete
Written by Judith Thompson
Starring Barbara Williams, Wendy Crewson, Rachel McAdams, and Alison Pill
Runtime 92 mins
Year 2002
Produced by Rhombus Media
Distributed by Odeon Films (Canada)

In the course of a weekend’s reunion between two estranged women, a deeply buried and painful memory comes crashing into the present. This is the story of two ‘best friends’: a bright and popular beauty who married her highschool sweetheart and became a farm wife; and a sensitive ugly-duckling who fled her alcoholic mother and recreated herself to become a glamorous opera diva. In adulthood, each woman has woven a seemingly perfect life for herself – but lurking beneath the surface is a darkness which causes both to suffer in silence and loneliness. Only together are they able to piece together the fragmented memories of a horrifying event that separated them as children and kept them apart for almost thirty years.