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
Jennifer Aniston drew inspiration from her friend and colleague Stacy Courtney. Courtney worked as a stunt-woman until she was involved in a serious accident with her legs, which immediately put a hold on her career. She lived with chronic pain for years, and went on to receive 23 surgeries and became addicted to oxycontin. However, she didn't give up and later resurrected her career. She worked as a stunt coordinator on this film. See more »
Although there is a working Drive-In Theater in Riverside (California), the closest train tracks are about a mile away; making the scene showing a train passing near the screen impossible. See more »
I am not a Jennifer Anniston fan although I have enjoyed the odd thing she has done over the years but she truly is gifted in this portrayal. The movie hinges on this character so if it was not done with great integrity and clarity and humor --it would not work. Ms. Anniston actually looks like a person and not terribly attractive at that --not a movie star in any way. Which is crucial to entering into this story. The supporting characters particularly her "maid" who is absolutely wonderful and integral to the story are mostly well drawn. It is not a movie that to entertain in the light vein (needless to say) but it is well worth watching for this compelling story of a woman in many kinds of pain and how she begins to overcome that overwhelming pain.
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