The Dying Gaul (2005)

The Dying Gaul (2005)
 

Director Craig Lucas

Writer Craig Lucas (screenplay)

Genre Drama, Romance

Year 2005

Actors Patricia Clarkson, Campbell Scott, Peter Sarsgaard, Ryan Miller

IMDB : 6.6 (2,132 votes)


 

Description The gay screenwriter Robert, who is grieving the recent loss of his lover, writes a screenplay based on his biography and tries to sell it to the Hollywood producer Jeffrey. He offers one million dollars for his work, provided changes in the story replacing the dying man per a woman to make a commercial film. Jeffrey shows the screenplay to his wife Elaine, who loves to write and to plant flowers, and she is also delighted with the story. Robert works introducing the required modifications and Jeffrey, who is bisexual, has an affair with him. Meanwhile Elaine finds the gay website where Robert writes and she creates a fake profile to have conversation with him pretending that she is his deceased lover. Soon she learns the affair of her husband and she decides to leave him. But when the gay Robert discovers the truth, he has a breakdown and takes vengeance for Elaine with tragic consequences.

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