|Sheila McCarthy||Polly Vandersma|
|Paule Baillargeon||Gabrielle St. Peres|
|Ann-Marie MacDonald||Mary Joseph|
Absent-minded photographer Polly lands a job at an art gallery in Toronto operated by a woman named Gabrielle . Gabrielle tells Polly she regrets she never became a great painter. Polly is impressed with Gabrielle's paintings, however, and after she smuggles one into a gallery show, a critic praises it as a masterpiece. But when it turns out to be the work of Gabrielle's lover, Polly begins to understand how the art world works.