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Lots to Like from Lake, 31 August 2013
Nice story, an unexpected view on gender bias. There's a lot going on,
but it's all connected to Carol's (Bell) struggle to carve out a career
for herself. Many strong performances in small roles, including
Michaela Watkins and Rob Corddry as Carol's sister and brother-in-law
who have their own pressures. Bell shows a strong director's hand
working with a large ensemble cast, and her writing skills made the
shifting relationships between characters work.
Generally a strong directorial debut for Bell, but she also showed her
inexperience on the technical side of directing, as there were scenes
throughout the movie that were poorly lit (yes, it does matter: shadows
are distracting to the audience).