What’s Wrong With Virginia (2010): Dustin Lance Black’s Tale of Mother and Son, Atarring Jennifer Connelly

What’s Wrong With Virginia, a mother-son melodrama directed by Dustin Lance Black, world premiered at the 2010 Toronto Film Fest.

Jennifer Connelly stars as Virginia, a charming yet mentally ill mother whose greatest love is her protector and illegitimate son, Emmett (Harrison Gilbertson).

Ed Harris plays Richard Tipton, the local married Mormon sheriff, who is running for public office, and might very well be Emmett’s father.

Their boardwalk town’s peculiar secrets are threatened when Virginia’s son begins a romantic relationship with Tipton’s daughter (Emma Roberts) sending mother and son on a mad dash to seize their own brand of the American Dream.