The synopsis of this – “A woman creates an alter ego in hopes of overcoming the trauma inflicted by men in her life,” truly sums up the whole entire film in a way, but it is a lot more than that underneath the surface.
I think if you’re a woman (or perhaps a male) who’s experienced abuse, you will probably feel and connect with this film more. As I am one of these, I was able to emotionally engage with Amy in this film quite easily, and even though other viewers would probably find some of the things she says and does very strange, I found validation and expression in them.
It is safe to say that being challenged and shocked by a film can sometimes be a blessing and a curse. It will push away those who cannot accept why it challenges and shocks, and yet it will keep those of us who understand and connect with it riveted to our seats. Often times movies try to shock audiences in order just to “shock them” , but this film is not one of those, it has a purpose and a narrative to tell.
Amy Everson gives an extremely brave performance here, and one which a lot of actresses would probably shy away from at the drop of a hat, but she must be commended for her work here, it is done with honesty, truth and conviction.
Knowing somewhat of her personal background is helpful, the film (and character portrayed here) is based on her own experiences, and she also co-wrote the film along with Kentucker Audley and Ryan Creighton.
All in all, this is a tough film for most to watch, and even more to comprehend and understand, but if you’re able to somehow put yourself in the shoes of the character for the duration of this film, I think it pays off in the end, in a very positive and effectively moving way.
7.9 out of 10 – A very tough and brave film, with knockout performance!