Fiction Lover's Film Companion: 'A Simple Twist of Fate'
Heartbroken over infidelity in his marriage, a divorced man retreats into the solitary life of a furniture maker in rural Virginia. One day, he discovers that a seemingly orphaned toddler has wandered into his home and into his heart. He adopts her, not knowing that sooner or later a wealthy local politician will decide to claim her as his own.
Starring Steve Martin, Laura Linney, Gabriel Byrne and Stephen Baldwin.
Directed by Gillies MacKinnon. Based on a novel by George Eliot.
1994, 106 mins. Rated PG-13.