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In 1970s suburbia, Maggie, who has just lost her virginity that day and her younger siblings, Christian, Janie and Sam spend the night telling each other stories in the attic. When their parents return home, it soon becomes apparent that the family dynamics are frayed, with the housewife mother Donna, clearly a heavy drinker and a lawyer father Martin, affectionate but distracted. Still, everything seems normal enough, with Martin even conducting an impromptu spelling bee during dinner. It isn't until the arrival of another couple, Clark and Nadia for a night of cards and drinks that things begin to unravel. While smoking secretly in the garden, Maggie catches her mother passionately kissing the family friend in the kitchen and the evening devolving into loud drunken arguments and a physical altercation.Written by
I can see why no one wither likes this movie nor review it. It hits too close to home. I personally get sick and tired of the goody-two-shoes sanctimony today of those in their 40s, 50, 60s, 70s. The suburbs were a cesspool. This family was headed by a professional. They live in a "Brady Bunch" house. So much of this story rings true, especially the overly-curious little boy. He is just at that age when he could be led anywhere. All of them are so innocent in the midst of the adults around them. We can certainly see how in the next generation, parents disappeared altogether. The eldest child too. Sometimes it is every man for himself. It reminds me of "Boys in the Band" in that nobody likes that movie anymore either, especially young gays.
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