About Adam

Director: Gerard Stembridge
Screenwriters: Gerard Stembridge

Institute History

  • 2000 Sundance Film Festival


In the 1950s classic, All About Eve, Eve Harrington used stealthy deception to wreak havoc and work her way to the top. Jump fifty years into the future, and Eve's biblical counterpart is embracing the same surreptitious ways, but in Gerard Stembridge's scintillating comedy. About Adam, our naughty hero aims to spread romance, not ruin.
Lucy Owens (Kate Hudson) is entertaining memories of her ex-boyfriend in a restaurant when Adam (Stuart Townsend) strolls in to have a quiet dinner. Immediately smitten, Lucy can't help but ask the shy and unassuming gentleman on a date. Next thing you know, he's rolling up the family driveway in a baby blue Jaguar and whisking her off to the romance of her lifetime. She decides this is the man she is going to marry and trots him in to meet the folks.
But if Adam is the apple of Lucy's eye, she doesn't realize that others are being tempted to nibble on the same fruit. From the moment she meets him. Lucy's bookworm sister, Laura (Frances O'Connor), keeps accidentally bumping into Adam in the most unlikely places. And when he offers to help little brother David charm the girl of his fancy, both fall under Adam's spell. Even Alice, the eldest and most sensible Owens sibling, succumbs to the charms of the man with the mysterious past.
Stembridge's wickedly delicious script is matched by pitch-perfect performances by a cast sporting an exceptionally stylish wardrobe. A bonbon for the worldly, About Adam is a delectable libertine fantasy that entices even the skeptical at heart.

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