Release dateAugust 22, 1999 (1999-08-22) WriterZena Collier (novel), Marsha Norman (teleplay) NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie CastSally Field (Iris), Judy Davis (Paula), Jerry Wasserman (Leo), Winston Rekert (Jack), Jessalyn Gilsig (Callie), Carly Pope (Beth) Similar moviesSally Field appears in A Cooler Climate and Sybil
TaglineEnvy. Fidelity. Outrage....the start of a beautiful friendship.
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A Cooler Climate is a Showtime Original movie. It originally aired on August 22, 1999. It is based on a book with the same name by Zena Collier. Sally Field and Judy Davis were both nominated for their performance in the film during the 6th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding performance by a female actor in a television movie or miniseries. They both also received an Emmy nomination for their performances in the film.