• The filmmakers seemed to have had a hard time deciding if this is a comedy, tragedy, horror film, or serious character study, so it never quite hits its stride. Octavia Spencer is always watchable, and I'm glad I saw it, as it does linger in my memory and haunt me a bit, but, wow, with the ending section going for "Carrie" territory, the prior set-up should've had Spencer reaching for Piper Laurie's intensity in that film rather than pulling back.