THE SWEARING JAR (TIFF 2022) – Review by Ulkar Alakbarova

The Swearing Jar is a very compelling love story about a woman who is indeed broken inside. Through the beautiful songs and lyrics, more or less, we come to know what is really happening. But it’s the commanding Lindsay MacKay direction that brings an important aspect of Carey and Simon’s marriage to life and provides an exquisite explanation as to why Carey does what she does. She does look guilty. Because she does not want to let the other man into her life. But whatever we learn soon leaves her no option. But why complicate it if it’s an easy step? And that’s why The Swearing Jar is so good – it slowly builds up the narrative and delivers it with a bang, but through humor, gentleness and charisma.

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