Sigourney Weaver serves up an award-worthy performance in this tragi-comic adaptation of Ann Leary’s 2013 beach read novel. Starring as a functioning alcoholic struggling to stay afloat in a sleepy New England town, Weaver reunites with Kevin Kline for the third time (‘Dave’, ‘The Ice Storm’), and their chemistry alone is enough of a reason to watch. It’s not without its issues (the plot gets a little derivative at times, and the dark finale comes out of left field), but ‘The Good House’ is built on a solid foundation.

3/5 stars