In this film Connecticut houswife Cathy Whitakers perfectly manicured life unravels first when her husband tells her he is gay, and even further when she begins a friendship with her black gardener Considered a tribute to the work of Douglas Sirk b y director Todd Haynes. Cinematography by Edward Lachman; music by Elmer Bernstein. Stars Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, Patricia Clarkson. Feature film begins 6 minutes into videotape. Focus Features LLC and Vulcan Productions Inc. Close d captioned.