The acerbic, hilarious Claire Bennett becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group. As she uncovers the details of Nina's suicide and develops a poignant relationship with Nina's husband, she also grapples with her own, very raw personal tragedy. Written by
The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2013 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »
Claire's pain appears to be in her legs - it was said she had pins in her legs - and during the swimming sequence, they show a long scar that runs from above to below her knee. If it were this injury, she would not be able to squat down to slip into the pool and if it were as bad as indicated, she would have a harder time walking. Additionally, it wouldn't require her to lay down in the car during her travels. See more »
I've seen most of the top-contending movies of 2014 and this one has resonated more deeply with me than anything else.
Probably because of the very recent injury (without emotional scarring) I've experienced where it hurt to move and even lay down, I could almost feel the physical pain of Aniston's character.
Jennifer Aniston has done a superb job in this movie. I can still remember how it felt to be in pain, so every gesture, every move, every breath she took were right on. Either she was in real pain while filming or she's a great actress.
The narrative while straight-forward and leaves little to imagination/guessing is emotionally involving (more so than most of the other movies of 2014), making the movie a great watch.
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