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Jacob’s review published on Letterboxd:
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A solid first entry from Gyllenhaal and a great performance from Saarsgard and Buckley. Not without its problems, and the modern timeline was a bit lackluster. However the conversation it opens up on mother’s and the complicated relationship between mothers and children was a fascinating and refreshing perspective to have on film.
TFF 2021 - Q&A with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dakota Johnson, Ed Harris, and Peter Saarsgard. Discussed adapting it from the book, complicated portrayals of motherhood, and “seeing” the actors as people in their expression of self.