ALICE, DARLING – Review by Lois Alter Mark

Anna Kendrick’s mesmerizing performance as the victim of emotional abuse in Alice, Darling is the stuff of Oscars. In a role unlike any she’s portrayed before, she brings an unexpected fragility to the title character – a young woman terrified of her artist boyfriend. Movies about abuse are often violent and loud but Alice, Darling is quietly horrifying as Alice’s terror is revealed through her compulsions. It is impossible not to feel her fear and pain as she obsessively counts calories and literally pulls out her hair, winding it tightly around her fingers.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Anna Kendrick to star in Mary Nighy’s ALICE DARLING – Brandy McDonnell reports

Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick will star in and executive produce the femme-focused psychological thriller Alice, Darling, now in production in Canada. Mary Nighy’s feature film directorial debut focuses on Alice (Kendrick), who is behaving strangely and keeping secrets about her mercurial boyfriend from her two best friends.

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