A 16 year old girl takes up with a charming young man who quickly shows his colors when he beats a friend simply for walking with her and then goes totally ballistic after she tries to break up with him.
When a 'Single White Female' places an ad in the press for a similar woman to rent a room (to replace the boyfriend she's just left), all the applicants seem weird. Then along comes a level... See full summary »
Jennifer Jason Leigh,
An abused woman discovers that the dream man she married isn't who she thought he was. She and her daughter try to escape (aided by her previous boyfriend), but he pursues her relentlessly. Fearing also for the safety of her daughter, she decides that there's only one way out of the marriage: kill him. Written by
When Slim has a monologue in the car and Gracie is sleeping, actress Tessa Allen was actually asleep. The film makers tried while Tessa was awake but because they wanted to do long shots of Gracie sleeping it was hard for a young Tessa to keep her eyes completely still for the hour it took to film the scene. Instead, they waited until she had a nap and her mum picked her up and brought her into the car to film the scene. See more »
When Slim visits the lawyer, he says, "Pardon my french, but I hope you got some pleasure out of it because you have really screwed yourself" his mouth says 'fucked' instead of 'screwed'. See more »
I like going by Grandma's, but do we have to drive for 55 hours, just to reach some phone booth? Can we call Daddy this time?
Stop begging, you look like a dog.
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My approach to most movies is a bit different. As a therapist, I try to see how true the movie's life situations and story lines are. "Enough" set the stage in the first 10 minutes. The process of the abuse follows very well how it goes in reality ... the denial ... the male determination to be in charge ... not wanting to go to a shelter ... not wanting to put her husband in jail ... the dad fooling the child into beliving what a good guy he really is ... the attitude of the male "what are you going to do about it"... the getting up the courage to run away ... the police telling her of the complexities ... the lawyer telling her that there is nothing he can do (legally)... the child witnessing or geting involved in the violence ... and so on. Over 70% of all murders of the woman by the husband occurs AFTER she goes to the authorities. NOW ... the ending is NOT realistic. But rather it is the ending that most wish would happen. I see these situations regularly. Domestic violence is (with rare exception) against the woman.
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