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- Language:English (Unknown)
- Running Time:105 Minutes
- Shipping Weight (lbs):0.2
- Dimensions (in):7.1 x 5.4 x 0.6
- Release Date:January 1, 2009
A comedy-drama about a 30-something woman who is depressed about everything, from her job, to the lack of men in her life, to too much mother, and who finds salvation in the unlikeliest place.
After years of looking, Sophia has finally gotten a job teaching tough blue-collar college kids literature. She is terrified by the prospect, terrified by the other professors who treat her with condescension, terrified by the students who mostly ignore her. In summary, she is terrified of everything in her life.
On her first day going to work, she is locked out of her apartment, involved in a car accident, late for class and humiliated by the department chairperson. A typical day. The only respite from all of this is her best friend, Emily, who is pregnant and a successful TV producer. Emily is sure of herself and sure of everything and everyone. She knows how to fix any problem. That, of course, depresses Sophia even more.
Sophia's search for the man in her life encounters one disaster after another – a dentist who will only go out with her if he can fix her teeth first, a tennis pro who turns out to prefer men.
Sophia's search for a psychiatrist is equally fraught with angst. When she does find a psychiatrist who truly wants to help her, she falls madly in love with him – an ethical nightmare. Just to complicate matters further, one of her students becomes infatuated with her –another ethical crisis. The other students could care less about learning about the greats of literature which they see as irrelevant to their lives.
With every strike in the book against her, Sophia finally triumphs, overcomes depression and becomes her own woman in both surprising and life-affirming ways.
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