The provocative tale of a woman (Marianna Palka) who snaps under crushing life pressures and assumes the psyche of a vicious dog. Her philandering, absentee husband (Jason Ritter) is forced to become reacquainted with his four children and sister-in-law (Jaime King) as they attempt to keep the family together during this bizarre crisis.
I liked this one. It’s an interesting take the breakdown of a woman in suburbia when overwhelmed by the pressures of near single-handedly raising a family with little more than the financial help of her self obsessed husband.
Its a well written, well paced, well developed, well scripted, excellently acted film. Black comedy, satire, drama, I’m not sure which but its amusing throughout and I had a few rip roaring belly laughs too, which is always a bonus.
Jason Ritter is superb and really has this role sown up. The film really revolves around his character, and he’s masterful in portraying a man with most every masculine failing a husband can have. A word of warning! Brace yourself men if you err in deciding to see this with a wife, girlfriend, mistress, sister, mother, daughter or indeed any individual of the female gender. The feminist bashing stick is oiled, nailed, honed and wielded with some ferocious might for nearly the length of this movie, and protective gear is warranted if you decided not to head my warning.
Its a very engaging film and though it’s a bit silly, far-fetched and juvenile in places it’s quite entertaining. It has a very able cast and as I said most things are on point.
Unfortunately its not all good; the music and sound effects… the sound accompaniment to the visuals (whatever they’re called) are horrible. They are loud, intrusive and overbearing. Nearly every action sequence is paired with loud obtuse percussion, effects… just noise. Its distracting and invasive. Anyway serous sound misgivings here and I think whoever came up with the notions for it on this movie needs a serious rethink.
Anyway I do recommend it if your going on a feminist march and need to rally the troops round beforehand, or if you perhaps need to demonstrate that your own masculine failings aren’t really that bad, and you need to prove to your wife how much worse they could be.
I jest of course. It is a good film and worth watching. Gets the thumbs up from me.
Director: Marianna Palka
Writer: Marianna Palka
Stars: Marianna Palka, Jason Ritter, Jaime King
Release Date: 10 November 2017 (USA)
Also Known As: Suka
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4 / Version 2
File size : 3.14 GiB
Duration : 1 h 36 min
Overall bit rate : 4 656 kb/s