Discreet urban fable has a “mystery woman” (played to the hilt by Rachel Weisz) moving in and disrupting things, mildly, in contemporary Brooklyn, New York with her penchant for making up new identities for herself with every person she meets. Among the most inconvenienced is her former lover (Michael Shannon), although a couple of chance acquaintances (Kathy Bates and Danny Glover) are also left scratching their heads. Director Joshua Marston, who wrote the screenplay with Julian Sheppard, shapes what might have been a dire melodrama into an aching encounter between past lovers, with Weisz turning in an especially poignant perf as the sole resident of her own little sphere of existence (90 min.).
Director: Joshua Marston
Producer: Lucas Joaquin, Jay Van Hoy, Lars Knudsen, Robert Halmi Jr. and Jim Reeve
Cast: Rachel Weisz, Michael Shannon, Michael Chernus, Azita Ghanizada, Omar Metwally, Chris Lowell, Condola Rashad, Danny Glover and Kathy Bates