In 1988 when she's 17 yrs old Kat Connors' emotionally distant mother disappears and gradually she must come to terms with what really happened and how it has affected her.
Shailene Woodley wrestles with hormones, the fate of her long-missing mum and a tryst with The Punisher in Gregg Araki’s ethereal if only half-successful suburban tale. The storyline brings together the raw materials of a noir thriller, before dissolving them in a wash of Douglas Sirk melodrama and dream sequences.
If it’s a more restrained effort from Araki than the headrush of Kaboom or the gut-punch of Mysterious Skin, there’s plenty of fun to be had in Eva Green’s Joan Crawford-esque turn as the vanished lady.
A more restrained effort from Araki than the headrush of Kaboom, theres plenty of fun to be had in Eva Greens Joan Crawford-esque turn as the vanished lady