Kim: Menopause, menopause...and I didn't need to do any research. I don't need to say anymore.
Kristin: Charlotte's always been very traditional, and she has very, very, very high expectations of herself in those traditions. Oftentimes, she doesn't live up to them, and possibly, the things she's trying to control in life are not really things you can control, so she's faced with, yet again, her own lack of the perfect picture that she's trying to create. [She's] even having trouble being honest with herself about the stress involved, and I think, one of my favorite things about what we did in this movie is that her friend, Miranda, can see through her facade. She knows she needs to be honest, and that's something that I think is a wonderful thing about friendship. You sometimes can see that your friend actually is not doing herself a service by keeping the facade up—that honesty is what's needed.
That's what's wonderful about going away. ... Sometimes, when you get out of your own normal, day-to-day existence, you get to appreciate it and look at it and analyze it and share about it and have this freedom that we have in the Middle East, which is ironic.