Picks and Pans Review: Grand Isle
In this tedious melodrama, Kelly McGillis plays a 19th-century woman, who, while vacationing with her husband (Jon DeVries) and sons at a Louisiana resort, flirts with a younger man (Adrian Pasdar). Upon the family's return to New Orleans, McGillis's marriage begins to dissolve.
The fine supporting cast (Glenne Headly, Julian Sands and Ellen Burstyn) seem to be slogging through quicksand, so slow, dull and solemn is this effort. About the only thing admirable in McGillis's vanity project (she narrates and produced too) is its sunny photography. So watch it with the sound off. Maybe the tragic ending will make sense.