If I Were You (2013)
Madelyn Reid (Marcia Gay Harden) accidentally learns of her husband’s infidelity when she saves his sexy young mistress (TALK TO HER’s Leonor Watling) from a bungled suicide attempt. When her unsuspecting young rival suggests the two new “best friends” take each other’s advice — on everything — Madelyn sees an opportunity to seize the upper hand. But the plan backfires when the aspiring young actress insists Madelyn keep her end of the bargain — and orders her to star as King Lear in a very amateur production, with Lucy playing The Fool. Things really get out of control when Lucy starts giving Madelyn instructions on dealing with an amorous coworker and a handsome stranger (Aidan Quinn). Marcia Gay Harden gives a hilarious, touching and utterly believable performance in this delightful comedy about two women who become the unlikeliest of friends.
Director: Joan Carr-Wiggin
Producer: David Gordian, Alan Latham
Writer: Joan Carr-Wiggin
Cast: Marcia Gay Harden, Leonor Watling, Joseph Kell, Aidan Quinn