Really 3.5. One wonders what Yorgos Lanthimos would have done with this. He almost certainly would have swerved the rather ho hum middle section and might have made the ending rather more equivocal but I have little doubt that the basic scenario and the opening half hour would have been right up his street.
Marianna Palka's latest doesn't hold back any punches and demonstrates serious potential from her. Palka somehow juggles 5 different tones (horror, psycho drama, screwball comedy, sentimental family drama, coming of age) all in one insane metaphor of a film that basically says, "treat your woman like a bitch and she's turn into a bitch". The insane score and manic sequences are very reminiscent of Punch Drunk Love.