6 out of 6 people found the following review useful:
powerful, realistic, and sad
8 June 2004
I saw this movie and could not believe how effectively it handled the
enormous topic of domestic abuse.
It follows the marriage of two grown adults. The woman is a strong
person but tries to hold onto a marriage with a man who is extremely
abusive both emotionally and physically.
The abuse starts off subtly and gradually increases. It takes the form
of criticism, verbal abuse, yelling, hitting, long absences, mind
The scenes are very intense, the acting is incredible, and the impact
I would strongly recommend this movie to anybody who wants to
understand domestic abuse. It is very accurate in its portrayal and it
has commentary from both the man and the woman during the course of the
marriage on how they perceive what is going on between them.
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