Dir. Miranda July
2020, USA, 104 min
Two con artists have spent 26 years training their only daughter to swindle, scam and steal at every turn. During a desperate and hastily conceived heist, they charm a stranger into joining them, only to have their entire world turned upside down.
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Bleak and funny and still, somehow, flickering with hope.
– Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly
July’s aesthetic imagination is inseparable from her empathetic curiosity and emotional urgency; it tempers a howl of anguish at a world of pain into a kind of cinematic music that unfolds it in nuanced detail and extends a hand of consolation, even offers a note of hope.
– Richard Brody, The New Yorker