The 2005 romantic comedy “Conversations with Other Women” from Fabrication Films was directed by Hans Canosa with the screenplay written by Gabrielle Zevin. Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Helena Bonham Carter, Yury Tsykun, Brian Geraghty, Brianna Brown, Thomas Lennon, Erik Eidem, Nora Zehetner, David Franklin, Olivia Wilde, Cerina Vincent, Philip Littell, Rozanne Sher, Veronica Reyes and Emily Fernandez.
Attending a wedding is always a special occasion, many of the guests often know each other while many others make new friends after the ceremony is completed and the reception begins. All of the attention is focused on the newlyweds, and the bridal party keeps busy with making sure that they enjoy themselves.
At this particular wedding reception, as the guest begin to mingle and wish the newlyweds the best of happiness, a man in his late thirties (Aaron Eckhart) see one of the bridesmaids (Helena Bonham Carter) standing alone and goes over to make conversation. The woman seems to be about the same age as the many and he decides to see what’s on her mind over a glass of champagne.
At first the woman seems a bit disinterested but slowly she warms to the discussion about the newlyweds, marriage and relationships between men and women. After a few glasses of champagne the couple begins to flirt with each other. But as the conversation continues, details of their lives begin to be revealed and they seem to have many common interests and ideals.
As they continue to observe the festivities of the wedding, they share witty comments and stories about previous weddings that they have attended and soon the conversation turns to their past relationships. As they discuss the details it becomes clear that these two people actually are not strangers at all.
Through their conversations we learn that at one time this couple were lovers and although it has been a long time since they saw each other, the chemistry between them is obvious. They begin to reminisce about the times that they shared in the past without really letting on that they are talking about each other.
When the conversation turns to their present, neither one of them is completely satisfied and they attended the wedding alone. They spend the night together talking about old and new times, but when they leave together in the morning to return to their significant others they are both wondering what it really takes to be happy.