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196 Ratings


Directed by Stacie Passon
United States, 2013


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.

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First-time director Passon has sent Weigert out to bat for originality alone, lifting all other characters and scenarios from her repository of archetypes, with the LGBT spin providing the only unconventional element of an otherwise standard production. Abby’s wife Kate is a Busy Lawyer, Abby’s clients are Insecure Closet Cases, another bored suburban firecracker provides a vague outline of a Femme Fatale.
May 15, 2014
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This ruthless, compassionate and ingeniously engineered portrait of upper-middle-class married life gone off the rails is one of the big American surprises of the year, and Stacie Passon is the real deal. Watch out for her, in every sense of the term.
October 07, 2013
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It was a treat watching the film because I actually didn’t know what would happen next. How is that possible with such familiar material? The script is excellent, with some pretty sharp edges, but I credit mostly Robin Weigert, whose portrayal of Abby is one of the best performances of the year.
October 04, 2013
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