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Concussion (2013)

R  |   |  Drama  |  5 December 2013 (Germany)
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After a blow to the head, Abby decides she can't do it anymore. Her life just can't be only about the house, the kids and the wife. She needs more: she needs to be Eleanor.

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Abby / Eleanor
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Pru
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Sarah
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Lisa
Jane Peterson ...
Mrs. Bulkan
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Justin
Francesca Castagnoli ...
Jamie
Sarah Dubrovsky ...
Dom
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Judd Harner ...
Clark
R. Wayne Martin ...
Peter
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After a blow to the head, Abby decides she can't do it anymore. Her life just can't be only about the house, the kids and the wife. She needs more: she needs to be Eleanor.

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Wife. Mother. Escort.

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Rated R for strong sexual content and some language | See all certifications »

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$8,313 (USA) (4 October 2013)

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$38,361 (USA) (18 October 2013)
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25 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie a few days ago, and I thought it was OK, but something happened. In the days that followed, it stayed with me. I actually found myself thinking about it at work, at home, at night. It was a great character study and a compelling drama of a woman who had lost herself, as often does, within a marriage. Doesn't matter whether the union is straight or gay, it often happens. After a couple years in a relationship, there is a tempering of passions and real life takes over; the house, the kids, car payments, jobs and everyday life is rather boring and what do you do when one partner decides there is no room in her life for passion?

The performances were excellent, Robin Weigert was exceptionally good in the lead role of Abby and the writing was very good. I just wish Maggie Siff's character would have had a few more scenes. :) What I loved most is that even though this is a movie with "lesbians"...it's not really about lesbians...it's just about people and relationships and the primary character could have been straight, I don't think the movie would have been any different. I was impressed with the handling of homosexuality, finally in a movie, that didn't discuss it or analyze it...it just was.


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