Written and Directed by John Sayles
Cooped up in a hotel in an unnamed Latin American country, six American women pass the days longing for the phone call that will change their lives forever- each is waiting in this unfamiliar land to adopt her first baby. An unlikely sorority thrown together by genetic fate and bureaucratic whimsy, the women confront things about themselves and each other that will forever change them as people and as mothers, while the local people consider what it means to give away your children . In a rare female ensemble, the cast features Lili Taylor, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Susan Lynch, Marcia Gay Harden, Daryl Hannah, Mary Steenburgen, Vanessa Martínez, and Rita Moreno. Sayles’s second film shot entirely in Mexico.