A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.
- Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Kathy Bates
- Director(s): Same Mendes
- Producer(s): Scott Rudin
- Screenwriter(s): Justin Haythe
- Distributor: Paramount Vantage / Dreamworks
- Animal Coordinator: Animal Actors, Inc.
- Release Date: Friday, December 26, 2008
- Rating: Outstanding
Featured Animal Action
As Helen (Kathy Bates) sits on a chair, she holds a beagle puppy on her lap and pets it. This scene was filmed on a secured set. Cast and crew members were introduced to the dog and instructed on its proper handling. A trainer handed the puppy to the actress right before filming began and stood just off-camera during this mild action.