Monday, October 14, 2013
Concussion by Stacie Passon, 2013 (R)
with Robin Weigert (The sessions), Maggie Siff (Michael Clayton), Johnathan Tchaikovsky, Ben Shenkman, Julie Fain Lawrence, Janel Moloney, Emily Kinney, Laila Robins
After a blow to the head, Abby decides she can't do it anymore. Her life just can't be only about the house, the kids and the wife. She needs more: she needs to be Eleanor.
This movie gave me mixed feeling. Abby's behavior change is somehow some much of a stretch, and her continuous face of sadness borderline tearful is confusing. The movie opens up to a theme that honestly I had never heard of, in a New York context which is so familiar to me that it created some sort of distance, and curiosity. Since it is more about showing the other women's journey than her own, you get to understand everyone else but her, which is definitely unusual, and not particularly positive. Quite unsettling...