Brush with Fate

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Brush with Fate ★★ 2003

Mousy teacher Cornelia (Close) is in possession of a 300-year-old Dutch painting called “Girl in Hyacinth Blue.” It's possibly a VerDemeer but Cornelia is afraid to find out since she may not be the legal owner. Still Cornelia would like new art professor Richard (Gibson) to give her his opinion. But the painting's history (told in flash-backs) has caused its previous owners trouble as well. Based on the novel by Susan Vreeland. 100m/C VHS, DVD . Glenn Close, Thomas Gibson, Ellen Burstyn, Phyllida Law, Kelly Macdonald, Patrick Bergin; D: Brent Shields; W: Richard Russo; C: Eric Van Haren Noman; M: Lawrence Shragge. TV