The Mermaid Chair (2006)


The Mermaid Chair (2006)

A married woman (Basinger) falls in love with a Benedictine monk.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
IMDb   5.2 /10
TheMovieDb    5.0 /10
FilmAffinity   3.8 /10
Director Steven Schachter
Writer Sue Monk Kidd
Writer Suzette Couture
Release Date2006-09-09
Runtime1h 29mins
GenreDrama, Romance
Content RatingTV-PG (TV-PG)
CompanyEgret Island Productions
CountryUSA, Canada
Jessie Sullivan
Brother 'Whit' Thomas
Hugh Sullivan
Father Dominic
Dee Sullivan (as Victoria Anderson)
Joseph Dubois
Joanne Wilson
Joanne Wilson
Woman Patient
Sy Pederson
Sy Pederson
Brother Timothy

The Mermaid Chair (film)

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.


  • Kim Basinger as Jessie Sullivan
  • Alex Carter as Brother 'Whit' Thomas
  • Bruce Greenwood as Hugh Sullivan
  • Roberta Maxwell as Nelle
  • Debra Mooney as Kat
  • Lorena Gale as Hepzibah
  • Ellie Harvie as Benne
  • Ken Pogue as Father Dominic
  • Victoria Anderson as Dee
  • Shaun Johnston as Joseph Dubois
  • Alex Bruhanski as Shem
  • Terence Kelly as Dom Anthony
  • Joanne Wilson as Woman Patient
  • Sy Pederson as Brother Timothy
  • L. Harvey Gold as Tourist

External links

  • The Mermaid Chair on IMDb
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