If you’re a fan of director Rebecca Miller, you already know it’ll be a long time between movies and the wait is usually worth it. I remember interviewing her back in 2015 for Maggie’s Plan, which arrived six years after The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, which was four years after The Ballad of Jack & Rose, which was a few years after Personal Velocity. Well, you get the point. But Miller is back now with She Came to Me, which recently was the Opening Night film at Berlinale.
Peter Dinklage, Anne Hathaway, Joanna Kulig, Marisa Tomei, and Brian d’Arcy James star in She Came to Me, about an opera composer with writer’s block just as he’s set to make his big comeback. At the advice of his therapist wife, he seeks inspiration and finds it in a New York tugboat captain.
While this is Miller’s first narrative feature in eight years, her last film was the documentary Arthur Miller: Writer, about her father the legendary playwright. Miller also reached out to her friend Bruce Springsteen, who provided music for Maggie’s Plan, to get him to do the new original song “Addicted to Romance.”
She Came to Me opens in theaters on September 29th.