Amy was happily married but her husband was not and he asked her for a divorce. She moves back in with her parents in Connecticut and doesn’t leave the house for three months. She doesn’t know what to do with her life and she has no self-esteem left. She spends her days in the same t-shirt watching silent black and white movies. Her mother lets her know that they will soon be having a dinner party at the house to entertain important clients for her dad’s business. Amy cannot attend this party in her t-shirt of the last three months.
Only Melanie Lynskey and Christopher Abbott make any sense in this film. How are they supposed to arrive at adulthood (whatever that means) with their parents all in a mess? Of course, the parents want the best for their adult children but they don’t really even know what to do with their own lives or know who their children are? 3 ½* (I liked this movie)
95 min, Drama directed by Todd Louiso with Melanie Lynskey, Christopher Abbott, Blythe Danner, John Rubinstein, Sara Chase, Daniel Eric Gold, Tori Feinstein.
Note: Blockbuster 3 ½*, imdb 5.9 out of 10, 73% critic 59% audience on Rotten Tomatoes.