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Plot: A young woman trapped in an abusive relationship becomes an unwitting participant in an intervention staged by her two closest friends.
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Everybody acting UNNECESSARILY weird for ninety minutes. VERY
First off, it took FOR. EV. ER to get to the point of the movie… secondly, are we really sure this movie just isn’t about some girl who is completely out of her mind who created her own angst?? Unless i missed something, they did a really poor job of making the boyfriend seem verbally or even emotionally abusive… matter of fact, most of the the interactions they show of the couple actually make the guy out to be fairly nice, mild mannered, sometimes affectionate and fairly thoughtful.
But instead of ‘show and tell’ the movie tries to outline how abusive he has been to the girlfriend in flashbacks and through her recanting stories to her friends, but even then, he doesn’t seem to have really done anything bad enough to merit this woman’s anxiety.
In one scene she tries to explain how bad her relationship is because, as she says, “sometimes i think he can read my mind and if he can do that then there is nowhere left that i can be alone” meanwhile, her friends are looking at her while speaking these words like she just told them he beat her with a bat.
There’s another scene where she’s telling her friends how much the boyfriend doesn’t like potato chips as she imitates the boyfriend… “there’s enough saturated fats to kill a horse. You’ll regret those when you get on the scale in the morning”.
Again, the friends are sitting beside her making faces to each other like, “oh my god – this MONSTER said that to you??!!” “” “i wish you would have told us it was this bad” they tell her (seriously) and finally, they layered a backdrop of a missing girl on this little getaway for some sort of subplot that I can only think they were trying to make the viewer fear the boyfriend (?) all the while they never really give you a reason to fear the boyfriend that much at all.
This is a hard pass for me. Everybody is unnecessarily weirded out for no reason.
Did the Nepo director run out of money?
The film wound up nicely. I liked the characters and the performances were all good. Kendrick was superb. I really felt the emotion. So much so I found it very tense to watch.
Then the excitement of guessing the fate of both him and the missing person. How were they going to weave the stories together. I was guessing and second guessing. But I had a good idea…
Then all the characters merged. So I was waiting for the big climax. The plot twist. The sudden reveal. It was going to be great…
But no. After some great performances, all I got was a slow burner that climaxed into nothing. We both looked at each other and asked “Was that it!?” And then the credits rolled…
This film had a lot of potential. But tried to be too clever for its own good. A damp squib. All that tension and build up for nothing. So yes, do watch it. Just don’t expect any answers at the end.
I feel cheated…
Original Language en
Genre Drama, Thriller
Director Mary Nighy
Writer Alanna Francis, Mark Van de Ven
Actors Anna Kendrick, Kaniehtiio Horn, Charlie Carrick
Country Canada, United States
Awards 2 nominations
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