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|Written and directed by Shana Feste, in her feature directorial debut, and starring Carey Mulligan in her first role since her Academy Award nominated performance in An Education, The Greatest tells the story of Allen and Grace Brewer (Pierce Brosnan and Susan Sarandon respectively), a grief-stricken couple whose family has been pushed to the breaking point by the death of their older son, Bennett (Aaron Johnson), in a car crash.|
When a young woman, Rose (Mulligan), shows up a few months later announcing that she is pregnant with Bennett's child, the Brewers are forced to take her in.? At first, Rose's presence threatens to tear the family even further apart but, eventually, her interaction with each of the Brewers proves to be the very thing that brings them back together.
"Brosnan, on a roll with this film and The Ghost Writer, vividly etches the emotional fissures in a man coming apart. The Greatest takes a piece out of you. Peter Travers, Rolling Stone Magazine
Editor's NoteA heartbreaking end to young love is only the beginning in this drama. After teenage Bennett and Rose finally begin a romance after years of furtive glances, Bennett dies in a car accident. His parents, Grace (Susan Sarandon) and Allen (Pierce Brosnan), struggle to deal with the death of their son, but their attempts at peace are interrupted by Rose's announcement that she is pregnant.
|Shana Feste - Screenwriter|
|Shana Feste - Director|