There are scenes in this film that make your jaw drop. Not by effects or plot twists, but by words. Some of the dialogue and interchanges between the four protagonists of this wordy and questionably disfunctional film are as raw as anything I've heard on celluloid. Writer/director Noli attacks the senses via your ears and offers an anti-antidote with sugar-coated visuals that make the nastiness seem even more harrowing. The story is nothing new, two couples talk sex, indulge in quite a lot of it, and there are no happy families, but the relentless commitment to denouncing love and fidelity makes this uncomfortable yet compelling viewing. Overlong with little reward but contemplation of your own relationships in the bleakest of sense, this remains a searing autopsy on marriage and monogamy. Great acting throughout, especially from the women who suffer the verbal onslaught with towering performances. Heartstopping.
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