Based on a short story by celebrated novelist E.L. Doctorow, this character study tracks the itinerant exploits of the titular character as she sets off on an aimless, decade-long journey filled with romance, heartbreak, tumult and inspiration.
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It all started with the short story in the New Yorker, and it was disastrous. It was embarrassing that it came from E. L. Doctrow. I couldn't imagine anyone would be stupid enough to make it into a movie. So why talk about it? Because of Jessica Chastain. Out of this pile of poo comes this amazing performance. You can see why she is highly regarded. The rest of the people involved should be ashamed of themselves.