MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 556 this week

Concussion (2013)

5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 2,013 users   Metascore: 56/100
Reviews: 13 user | 64 critic | 18 from Metacritic.com

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.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 titles
created 11 Nov 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 37 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 26 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 35 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Concussion" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Concussion (2013)

Concussion (2013) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Concussion.

User Polls

4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Kiss Me (2011)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Young woman engaged to be married finds herself in an affair with her stepmother's lesbian daughter.

Director: Alexandra-Therese Keining
Stars: Ruth Vega Fernandez, Liv Mjönes, Krister Henriksson
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Rebecca has a very unusual secret, one that not even her best friends know about. The last person on earth she expects to reveal it to is a high priced escort named Paris. What starts as a ... See full summary »

Director: Nicole Conn
Stars: Barbara Niven, Bryan Mordechai Jackson, Jessica Clark
Bloomington (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

"Bloomington" is a coming-of-age drama about a former child actress attending college in search of independence and who ends up becoming romantically involved with a female professor.

Director: Fernanda Cardoso
Stars: Allison McAtee, Sarah Stouffer, Katherine Ann McGregor
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Two couples in their twenties, who are struggling to find substance and meaning in their lives and relationships, meet by happenstance in a New York City Irish tavern called The Four-Faced Liar.

Director: Jacob Chase
Stars: Daniel Carlisle, Todd Kubrak, Emily Peck
Elena Undone (2010)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Fate brings two diversely different women together, and sets them on a collision course that will shatter their preconceived notions about love, life and the power of one's soul.

Director: Nicole Conn
Stars: Necar Zadegan, Traci Dinwiddie, Gary Weeks
Margarita (2012)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Behind the facade of a beautiful urban home, a combination of complacency and bad investments has left power couple Ben and Gail disconnected, resentful and just about broke. When the ... See full summary »

Directors: Dominique Cardona, Laurie Colbert
Stars: Nicola Correia Damude, Patrick McKenna, Claire Lautier
Hot for Teacher (TV Short 2007)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: David Stott
Stars: Annah Boyer, Elaine Bromka, Chris Ceraso
Aunt Tigress (2007)
Short | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Based on a Chinese fable, "Aunt Tigress" tells the tale of two children who, when left home alone, make the deadly mistake of opening the door to a stranger.

Director: Wei Ling Chang
Stars: Nicholas Galup, Emily Kinney, Sara Ann Parker
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Abby / Eleanor
...
Maren Shapero ...
Micah Shapero ...
...
Pru
...
Sarah
...
Lisa
Jane Peterson ...
Mrs. Bulkan
...
Sam Bennet
...
Justin
Francesca Castagnoli ...
Jamie
Sarah Dubrovsky ...
Dom
...
Gretchen
Judd Harner ...
Clark
R. Wayne Martin ...
Peter
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Wife. Mother. Escort.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 December 2013 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Breathe  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$38,361 (USA) (18 October 2013)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

In the on-screen credits listing the cast (in order of appearance), Stephanie Kirsch is listed twice for playing the role of a Spinner. See more »

Connections

Featured in The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Nobody
Written by Karen Kuhl
Performed by Karen Kuhl
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Alright movie, with great lead performance, but leaves us cold in the end
6 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

So this was coming out this week, and i said why not, i remember hearing good things about this movie when it came out at the Sundance Film Festival in the beginning of the year, so yeah, i gave this movie a chance. Concussion is the directorial day view for director Stacie Passon and it stars Robin Weigert, Maggie Siff, Johnathan Tchaikovsky.

And i don't think i have much to say about this one, i mean it has some quality, its a decent directorial debut, but the movie just did not hit me. Concussion follows Abby a lesbian who is going through a mid-life crises, she has no sex with her partner Julie Fain Lawrence, and she goes to see a hooker. And then things get a bit more complicated. So this actually came first than Blue is the Warmest Color another lesbian story, that unfortunately i have not seen yet, but i am very excited too.

But the movie is not really about lesbians, or the social problems or anything like that, this movie is about a women that is repressed sexually and is trying to help, another women that are also sexually repressed, she is really discovering herself doing this process. Justin says to Abby that she has to stop doing what she is doing, that what she is doing, he says "this isn't you" and she answers "something has to be me by now". She is really trying to figure things out, inside herself, she knows that she cant keep up with her boring sad life, she wants change.

The performances are really good, Robin Weigert does some very impressive work in this movie has Abby, but really, that is just it, the movie just does not have enough to offer. And when i left the room i was feeling nothing. Decent debut for its director Stacie Passon and good performance by Robin Weigert but that is basically it. Rating:C+


19 of 32 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Guys where can i watch this dinushangodewitharana
I just saw this... amyja89
Kate cold as ice cupodirect
Eleaner just-movies
Interview with Stacie Passon about refinding her own passion mfrushmore
Where were the suburban scenes filmed? afutoran
Discuss Concussion (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?