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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Benicio Del Toro
Halle Berry
David Duchovny
Alison Lohman
Directors
Susanne Bier
Screenwriters
Allen Loeb
Running Time
118 minutes

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Plot
When her husband Brian (Duchovny) is shot and killed, Audrey (Berry) asks his best friend Jerry (Del Toro) to move in to the family home. Despite animosity on her part - Jerry is a recovering drug addict - their shared grief heals emotional wounds...


Verdict
The script is structurally similar to 21 Grams, but restrained turns and perceptive direction make this honest rather than manipulative.


Reviewed by Alan Morrison

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