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About Sunny2011

  • 3.8
ABOUT SUNNY is a suspenseful drama about Angela, a struggling, single mother (Lauren Ambrose) in Las Vegas who is trying to hold her life together for her daughter Sunny. As her life spirals out of control, Angela finally reaches a breaking point and is faced with an impossible choice: can she give up what she loves most for the promise of a better life for Sunny? An emotionally gripping character piece that shows us Angela’s heart-wrenching dilemma with both immediacy and compassion, ABOUT SUNNY is moving and deeply resonant, and features a career-defining performance from Ambrose which has already garnered significant critical acclaim by many top-tier critics.

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In the end, we are all just trying to avoid the loneliness. It fuels everything Angela does and might just save her after all. What an odd, fickle thing, loneliness. One moment sending this mother into depravity, another moment, joining in the misery of other. On the flip side, driving her to reach out for help and getting it at times. Every moment of this film flickered with brief hope that snuffs itself too quickly. Each moment was a chore, a labor to watch and yet I could not stop. A very skillyfully executed and difficult character study that must be seen.

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In the end, we are all just trying to avoid the loneliness. It fuels everything Angela does and might just save her after all. What an odd, fickle thing, loneliness. One moment sending this mother into depravity, another moment, joining in the misery of other. On the flip side, driving her to reach out for help and getting it at times. Every moment of this film flickered with brief hope that snuffs itself too quickly. Each moment was a chore, a labor to watch and yet I could not stop. A very skillyfully executed and difficult character study that must be seen.

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Excellent performances by the actress playing Angela and the actress playing her oh so believable daughter, Sunny. I respect the director and screen writer for sticking to the emotional turmoil of a difficult situation without resorting to gratuitous sex or violence, although the tension that it could be an issue was always present in the film; the story moves along keeping one always wondering what will happen next. This is an important film that I wish would help make the policy makers realize that single mothers and anyone with children need more social services to be readily available.

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A most depressing saga which examines the minutiae in the bleak life of a sad and pathetic woman who abuses not only herself but especially her young child. It's difficult to fathom whether or not the film might be attempting to romanticize in some sort of bizarre manner such a degrading existence as it offers no resolution but rather leaves the viewer wondering, as the film concludes, whether or not these two lives will continue to spiral down their seeming path toward self-destruction. And while the cast puts in creditable performances, they fail to overshadow the grim situation portrayed nor are able to engender any real compassion for the characters by holding out any possibility for some sort of positive resolution.

A remarkable film. Unforgettable. So moving and heart breaking.