During her years at school (an all-girls' school), Christine started a small tongue-in-cheek group called the "Dateless Wonders Knitting Club". This was spoofed on a 1980's segment of Degrassi, in which characters Kathleen, Melanie and Diana jokingly call themselves "the dateless wonders" because they're introverted and none of the boys in school pay attention to them. See more »
The Sony television in Christine and her mom's living room is a model clearly from no earlier than the late 1970s. See more »
[Jean approaches Christine who is obviously crying backstage]
Chris? Hey Chris, you okay?
Yeah... Yeah, it's just Summer allergies
Oh. But are you, you know, okay?
What do you mean?
You just seem a little more... wound up than usual.
[Christine begins to panic]
What do you mean?
You just seem a little tense or something.
No... You said "more than usual".
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The credits don't roll, but are in still form. See more »
An uncomfortable experience, but it's really well acted.
I hadn't really read anything about the plot of the film. I only heard the praise for Hall and so I decided to give it a go. A few minutes in and I realized what real-life event it was going to be about and it really soured my mood. It's just not a fun film to watch at all. I've read so much about the real life person that the whole thing was just a very depressing experience. It's hard for me o accurately judge the film as a whole but I can say that Rebecca Hall is devastatingly effective here. There are no false notes in her performance at all and I am tempted to say that it is one of the finest portrayals of depression I have ever seen in a film. She makes you absolutely feel her pain and her sorrow and it all becomes so powerful that it makes the whole thing even more grim. She should be getting all of the award nominations possible and the fact that she has flown so under the radar is absolutely criminal.
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