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Shirley
7.0
/10
934 Ratings

SHIRLEY

Directed by Josephine Decker
United States, 2020
Drama, Thriller, Biography

Synopsis

Horror writer Shirley Jackson is on the verge of completing her masterpiece when the arrival of newlyweds Rose and Fred upends her routine. Heightening tensions in her relationship with her philandering husband, Jackson decides to befriend Rose, but Rose becomes unsettled by Jackson’s fragile state.

Synopsis

Horror writer Shirley Jackson is on the verge of completing her masterpiece when the arrival of newlyweds Rose and Fred upends her routine. Heightening tensions in her relationship with her philandering husband, Jackson decides to befriend Rose, but Rose becomes unsettled by Jackson’s fragile state.

Our take

Elizabeth Moss steals the show with her charismatic performance in this unconventional portrait of author Shirley Jackson. Filmmaker Josephine Decker stylishly tackles the complex subject of female interpersonal dynamics to present an ambitious, riveting study of emotional abuse.