Good movie, the lead actress Jennifer Lawrence was great. Kind of movie that makes you wonder about whether addiction hollows out men, or hollowed-out men are waiting to be filled in by an addiction—be it drugs, alcohol, porn, or adrenaline (see The Hurt Locker).
Also, it was interesting that it was the women who held things together, even when the things being held together were bad.
Really riveting stuff. The audience in our showing stayed put as the credits rolled, all the way to the end. I think it helps that it was just 100 minutes long. I appreciate a movie that tells its story and ends when it should.
See it if you don’t mind a non-feel-good movie. You’ll be hearing about it again come Oscar time, especially with the expanded fields.