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A look into the darkly funny world of Claire Bennett who initiates a dubious relationship with a widower while confronting fantastical hallucinations of his dead wife. With her feisty housekeeper-cum-caretaker ever at her side, Claire searches for human connection and self-forgiveness in this tale of personal redemption.
Publisher: [United States] : Distributed by D Films Corporation, c2015
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE CAK
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Jan 05, 2020

I thought this was an enjoyable gritty movie -- I found aniston's character's no-holds-barred nastiness amusing ..... I liked the darkness ......the movie doesn't explain the situation but simply slowly unfolds ... it was a little unusual in its presentation, which kept it interesting -- I watched it all in one sitting without falling asleep, so it must have been good!

Sep 11, 2019

"Darkly funny" says the description. There was nothing even remotely funny about this movie! Someone who didn't even bother watching the movie must have written that description and just figured that because Jennifer Aniston was in it, it must be funny. Nope! This movie was about more than one very dark and extremely disturbing topics. After watching it, incredulous that the word "funny" had been used in the description, my husband and I realized that neither of us had laughed even once during this movie. In fact, no one in the movie ever laughed at any point either. Rather, this movie was a tear-jerker: At several points, I quickly reached for the tissues. I can't say I enjoyed this movie, but my hat's off to Jennifer for realistically pulling off a serious dramatic role.

May 18, 2019

An okay movie, I enjoyed it. Jennifer Aniston is great at dramatic roles, not just comedy.
Not sure why the hate on Sam Worthington in others' comments. He is a good actor ( watch Man on a Ledge (2012) for example).

Jan 01, 2019

Jennifer Aniston's bid for an Oscar nomination. She didn't get it, and to me, it's doubtful she'll get another chance for a long time to come. You can see her trying, she worked hard and plained herself up and everything, but the performance remains surface level. It doesn't help she's acting opposite Sam "The Potato" Worthington, and the screenplay piles pain on tragedy, almost like a parody of an Academy Award (TM) winning film.

Dec 31, 2018

Jennifer Aniston (Friends:1994-2004; We're the Millers: 2013), showed more acting range than I had ever seen in any of her other films before, which was impressive. She did make me believe that she was under intense physical chronic pain, while also experiencing emotional trauma from a loss of her young child, a suicide of a friend, played by Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect: 2012 & Pitch Perfect 2: 2015) and a divorce of her still sympathetic husband.
There are many unanswered questions, but that did not really matter to the story line, except my partner and I did wonder why she was seemingly haunted more by the loss of her girlfriend, than her son.
Sam Worthington (Avatar: 2009; The Debt: 2010; The Shack: 2017) plays a grieving father and William H Macy (Fargo: 1996; Shameless: 2011-2019) has a brief role as someone that is held in contempt. The housemaid does a fine performance.
The first of two extras is interesting as it talks about how much research went into trying to play a person with chronic pain.

Jan 18, 2018

This film didn't strike any positive chords with me. Moreover, I found Aniston's performance lightweight and superficial. The film aims to make a point: that chronic pain can be debilitating. But Clair's pain isn't just physical, she's lost a child, had a friend commit suicide, and broken up with her husband. On the other hand, she has a seemingly endless amount of cash to spread about, a connected ex-husband to rescue her from legal mishaps, and an absurdly devoted servant to save her from harm and indulge her whiney whims. The real point this film seems to make, albeit unwittingly, is that a bottomless wallet, along with well-placed relatives, can be even more debilitating than chronic pain. I wanted, and waited, to see how the well-off, "feeling-sorry-for-me" Clair would eventually step out from behind her walls and face her demons, but why would she? This is a wealthy Hollywooder's narrow perspective on a condition that, out in the real world, affects real people, with real responsibilities, and real constraints on how their lives proceed. It's a soppy, flat film that could have gone so many places, but instead never gets out of the wallow.

Oct 29, 2017

Jennifer Aniston was spot on in her performance, but it was a hard movie to watch. Every time she was being arrogant/obnoxious/cruel/self destructive I switched my focus to the other actors/actresses surrounding her. They all were perfect, Adriana Barraza, Sam Worthington, Anna Kendrick and the perfectly timed appearance of William H. Macy. They really made Aniston's character bearable and the movie worthwhile.

Sep 17, 2017

honest ,anguishing performance from Jennifer !!!

Sep 09, 2017

Powerful performance and depth of feeling. Different role than what used tomseeing from Jennifer Anniston. We loved it!

Sep 30, 2016

5 stars
This raw, accurate depiction of a woman in intense physical pain and psychic numbness is a superb performance by Anniston. But, you have to be ready for it. It is not a comedy, dark or otherwise, although there are some funny moments of relief. It deals with literal life and death issues; those who have not examined themselves in these circumstances will not find much to like. For those who said "pretty awful" - yes, it portrays accurately what raw human pain looks like on many levels. Anniston spent a great deal of time with people like her character in preparing for this role, which in my opinion, she absolutely nailed. It is uncommon for Hollywood to depict something of this depth on this subject.

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M_ALCOTT Jul 01, 2015

Becky: [Asking about Claire's scars, while riding in the car with her and Silvana] "So what happened? Was it gory?"

Claire: "My parachute failed to open and I fell over ten thousand feet to the ground."

Becky: "Did not."

Claire: "Did too. What's in L.A.?"

Becky: "I'm gonna be an actress."

[Silvana is seen rolling her eyes in the rearview mirror]

Claire: "Yeah. That's a sad story. I hate to tell you, but you're going to end up in porn...because that's what happens to girls from Idaho."

Becky: "Gross! I won't do porn."

Silvana: [agreeing with Claire] "Yes. That's what happens to bad girls."

Claire: "I'm just trying to help you avoid some of the many mistakes you seem so intent on making."

Becky: "Are you always such a f**king shrew?"

Claire: [laughs] "Oh, someone took a Shakespeare class."

Apr 30, 2015

On the way to Mexico:
Claire: Are we in Orange County yet?
Silvana: I don't know.
Claire: Do you only see white people?
Silvana: I don't know. Maybe.
Claire: Then we're in f-king Orange County.
Silvana: Pretty houses.
Claire: (GROANS) Oh, I hated trials in Orange County. A, you had to assume that everyone was a fucking retard. Or B, you had to assume that everyone was a f-king right-wing Nazi sympathizer. "Oh, hey, I'm the card-carrying
ACLU defense attorney. Please don't hold that against my client... and sentence him to death for shoplifting." Okay. And don't get me started on that f-king Nixon library.
Silvana: You take your medicine today?
Claire: Would we be driving to Tijuana if I took my f-king medicine today?

Apr 30, 2015

On the way to the clinic:
Claire: Never take Crescent Heights.
Silvana: How can you know?
Claire: Because I can feel it.
Silvana: Oh.
Claire: Crescent Heights is like
being thrown in a burlap sack, getting carted across the tundra by a horse.

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patcumming Jun 24, 2015

Claire suffers from chronic pain resulting from a tragic accident that killed her son. Painkillers get her through the day but the suicide of a member of her support group starts her on a different path. Not a warm and fuzzy story but very human and a very good performance by Jennifer Aniston.


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