(This review may contain some spoilers.)
The film starts out innocently enough. Lounge pianist Francis goes over to a school to enroll his daughter in the first grade, and also gets to meet the teacher, Halley. They bond, and begin an affair. Nothing wrong with that. It's not until a little over halfway through the film that everything falls apart--the relationship between Halley and Francis, along with his psychological state.
Colleen's script is well-written; and the performances by all the actors were outstanding. Both Zach Bennett and Katja Riemann were nominated for Genies (Canada's answer to the Oscars) for their work in this film, and rightfully so; as I'm sure filming this was difficult for each of them, given what their characters had to see and do. I don't think some who have seen this film realize that the movie was meant to leave you with a disturbing feeling inside. That was what writer/director Colleen Murphy set out to do; and she accomplished that. And she did so very well.
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