Jake Gyllenhaal gives a great performance.  He has a way of really inhabiting his characters and bringing them to life.  Tatiana Maslany makes a great match and Miranda Richarson is exactly what you would expect from this Massachusetts mom.  Good cast.  While it’s based on a true story it could have gone too Hollywood and other than some over the top flashbacks it doesn’t.  Perhaps the sign of a director who’s still maturing.  Not overly formulaic which makes it somewhat fresh.  Just a little bit long but otherwise good film.  Date night worthy but perhaps date night at home with wine and snuggling time.

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