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.
Willowdean ('Dumplin'), the plus-size teenage daughter of a former beauty queen, signs up for her mom's Miss Teen Bluebonnet pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow her footsteps, revolutionizing the pageant and their small Texas town.
A widower whose book about coping with loss turns him into a best-selling self-help guru, falls for the hotel florist where his seminar is given, only to learn that he hasn't yet truly confronted his wife's passing.
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 »
John and James
Written by Herbert Frederick and Arthur Stanley Reid
Performed by New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble
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It's getting ugly
Not that Jennifer would ever completely be able to be ugly. But this is the closest she's gone in that direction. And I don't even think she was glimpsing at an Academy Award, although with a script and a character like this, even if you don't think about it, people will tell you about it. And her performance in this is exceptional.
At times you almost feel her pain. And while she is the star and everyone was talking about or is talking about, when discussing the movie, there are other good people involved in this too. Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington, William H. Macy and so forth. As good as this is though, it doesn't reach "Still Alice" heights. There's not much to compare with those movies, other than a female lead character who's going through a tough time, but people like to compare (me too). I do hope you can watch this by itself, without having that in the back of your mind though
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