|Claire Danes||Young Ann|
|Vanessa Redgrave||Ann Grant Lord|
|Meryl Streep||Lila Wittenborn|
|Glenn Close||Mrs. Wittenborn|
|Mamie Gummer||Young Lila Wittenborn|
Lying on her deathbed, drifting in and out of consciousness, Ann Grant Lord calls forth memories of her one true love, Harris Arden . As a young woman, she met Harris at her best friend's wedding and had a brief affair, but it ended when he left her to marry another. As Ann recalls the bittersweet time in her life, her daughters try to come to terms with her imminent death.