25 December 2018 | theduggan
A powerful hidden gem
I came across this movie by pure chance and very nearly didn't watch it. It didn't sound particularly enticing but now and again I'll look for something obscure.
I'm glad I didn't give it a miss. This is a powerful depiction of addiction, in this case alcoholism, and of the fervent destruction it can cause not just to yourself, but to those around you.
The screenplay moves nicely and the performances are very believable. Grace reminds me of someone close to me. The selfishness, the excuses, the denial, the shameless expectation that someone else will always pickup the pieces. Some of us have people in our lives who are more patient than we deserve.
In parts the film is funny, moving, heartbreaking. Ultimately, the slap of reality in the face arrives.