A married couple struggles to revert to a peaceful life, after their four-year-old son dies in a car accident.
Based on a play by David Lindsay-Abaire, this is a remarkably intelligent story. Striking, but not hyperbolic, the film gives an incredibly accurate physiological portrait of two loving people, trapped in a drama of their shared past. Having nobody closer than their other halves, and desperately needing each other’s support to mollify their grief, the couple fails to communicate, moving further apart with each attempt.
The film is moving all the way until the end, which, instead of culminating the drama, comes as a gentle suggestion of the direction the story could follow beyond the film’s close.
Image courtesy of Rabbit Hole