Painful examination of the deterioration of a marriage. When they met she was vulnerable, he seemed caring and fun but as time went by their core characters emerged and the stark reality of their life together became unbearable. Bleak, hard-to-watch film had an air of truth. The scenes switched between present-day and early-on with increasing frequency as the film progressed which intensified the sadness we feel.
This was a tour de force of acting...both players were excellent and seemed to completely inhabit their roles. All of us know couples like this and can only shake our heads watching their train-wreck lives unfold.
Unpleasant but worth it.