1999 – Earthly Possessions

Elisabeth as Mindy

Directed by: James Lapine
Written by: Anne Tyler (book), Steven Rogers (teleplay)
Original release: March 20, 1999 (TV Movie)
Running time: 1h45min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Other cast: Susan Sarandon, Phoebe Lapine, Anna Rose Menken
Links: IMDB

A bored wife, who is planning to run away from her minister husband, is taken hostage in a bank robbery. However, she sees the thrill in being involved in the chase and becomes an accomplice to helping the younger robber escape his pursuers. As things progress, she learns he pulled the robbery to get enough money to help his pregnant girlfriend leave a home for unwed mothers. The two have a brief flirtation, but it is clear the housewife just needs something to enliven her life.