The Blue Rider Pictures-ThinkFilm project is set to be released April 25, 2008. The R-rated, 100-minute feature was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Based on the Elinor Lipman novel of the same title, Hunt, Vic Levin and Alice Arlen penned the screenplay that centers on the "story of schoolteacher April Epner (Hunt) and her very unlikely path towards personal fulfillment," according to production notes.
"Following the separation from her husband (Broderick) and the death of her adopted mother, April is contacted by her apparent birth month (Midler), who turns out to be a local talk show host Bernice Graves. As Bernice tries to become the mother to April that she was never able to be, April seems to find solace in the arms of the parent of one of her students (Firth), only to find that the mystery to life's questions cannot be solved by a simple revelation."
Hunt (Life x 3), who makes her diretorial debut with the film, leads a cast that also features Midler, Firth (Three Days of Rain - London), Broderick (The Producers), Cohen (Ivanov) and Shenkman (Proof).