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Leaving Normal

Leaving Normal

Leaving Normal is a 1992 American comedy-drama road film directed by Edward Zwick and starring Christine Lahti and Meg Tilly. Written by Ed Solomon, the film is about the cross country adventure of two women and the hardships and characters they encounter.

Plot

Darly Peters (Christine Lahti) is a brassy waitress and former stripper who used to use the stage name Pillow Talk. Darly is on her way to Alaska to claim a home being built for her and return to the family she abandoned eighteen years earlier. She meets Marianne Johnson (Meg Tilly), a quiet waif who just walked out on her abusive husband. Darly allows Marianne to tag along as they journey across country to Alaska.