IMDb Rating: 6.2/10
NR | 1h 37min | Crime, Thriller | 25 Oct 2019 (UK) | Movie
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 91% Certified Fresh (Critic Reviews)
Director: Abner Pastoll
Writers: Ronan Blaney
Stars: Sarah Bolger, Edward Hogg, Andrew Simpson
IMDb summary: A recently widowed young mother will go to any lengths to protect her children as she seeks the truth behind her husband’s murder.
This review was written by Jeremy
I love movies where you get to see a character slowly transform. It’s great when you can bear witness to a character’s struggles and hopefully, watch how they overcome them. A Good Woman is Hard to Find is one such film.
Sarah and her two kids live on an Estate in the UK. The death of her husband haunts her as she roams around the Estate, keeping to her daily routine. The story slowly takes shape once the next two characters in the film are introduced. One of them is a drug addict who just gets lucky by stealing drugs from two of the local drug dealers on the Estate.
The addict takes refuge in Sarah’s house. He knows the dealers are after him, but Sarah doesn’t have any clue until it’s too late. Without warning, Sarah plunges head-first into the addict’s seedy world of drugs, violence and revenge.
Sarah Bolger as Sarah was a brilliant choice. She really looks the part of a woman who is barely holding on and struggling to get by. After we learn about her tragic circumstances, the movie moves along a lot quicker and things (thankfully) liven up.
Edward Hogg plays the big bad in the film with conviction. It was well worth the wait to see him finally meet Sarah. And as fate would have it, his character seems to do what everyone else often does when they meet Sarah; judge a book by its cover.
I think one reason I enjoyed this so much is how everything comes full circle. And you get to see the transformation of a person who starts their journey as a caterpillar and slowly develops into something akin to a butterfly with the claws of a Praying Mantis.
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