Mary Lambert is the director. Denise Crosby played Rachel. The only scene I think she deserves credit for is the one where she is telling Louis about her sister Zelda. Lol, you really aren't a fan of her acting, either, are you? I still like to watch for the Timmy Baterman scenes and the Jud scenes. Plus, the Maine countryside is beautiful on a big screen SmartTV. Spoiler Yeah, the funeral scene in the book and movie are emotionally draining. So sad to attend a baby's funeral...especially one that ends like that one. I don't blame Louis for hitting an old man, though, do you?.