Perhaps it was all the hype about this film that made me not enjoy it as much as I could or should have. I have read an awful lot about how clever and darkly funny this film is but to be honest, I didn’t find it had much depth at all.
Theron is great, as she always is and I enjoyed following her selfish and somewhat ridiculous character’s journey back to her home town to try and rekindle an old flame (despite him being happily married and a new parent). I also enjoyed the way it portrays a reality of lost hopes and dreams that don’t come true; but above all I really enjoyed it’s study of the character’s self-delusion (and how she is only really self-deluded in the eyes of some).
The ending though left me feeling rather empty. Perhaps that is the whole point and I’m missing it but I almost feel like the movie chickened out of making a decision one way or the other and it really needed to pack a bit more of a punch.