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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