Anna Kendrick does perhaps her best work to date in this slow-burn drama about a woman obliviously trapped in a psychologically abusive relationship and the friends who try to help open her eyes. Unfortunately, Kendrick’s power and talent can’t make up for an uneven script that gives her all the material in the world but leaves nothing for anyone else. The husband is portrayed as little more than a caricature, and her friends are barely given anything close to an identity. Kendrick fans will appreciate the effort, but there’s little here for anyone else to sink their teeth into.

2/5 stars