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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.
In a relationship with a Narcissist
Feeding on attention whether it is positive or negative, the need to control others, manipulation, blame, and the absence of empathy; such are the signs of narcissism. Alice’s boyfriend Simon possesses such traits in large amounts. In a rare moment away from him and in the company of her friends at a cottage in Ontario, Alice reflects on her situation. Noticing her stress, doubt, depression, and shame, Alice’s friends attempt to open her eyes to the emotional abuse. However, Simon is not yet ready to let go of his possession.
While Alice is going through this emotional turmoil there is a missing teenage girl in the town. Alice observes that, “if this girl is hurt, it is probably by someone she knows.” Alice begins to wonder if there is more to life than Simon.
Since I was once married to a narcissist, I recognized Alice’s plight and coping mechanisms. It was interesting to see how the character dealt with the abuse. Anna Kendrick (Alice) is in a different role from her normal comedy routines. She does a good job of portraying a character attempting to reclaim herself from someone who feeds on her soul. I wish the film went deeper in many ways, but it does an excellent job at revealing the toll that narcissists take on our lives.
World premiere in Toronto.
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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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