Posted 1/23/2015 12:44 PM (GMT -8)
Just wondering if anybody is planning to see this movie-it opened today. If you do see it, what do you think? Aniston has said in interviews that this movie made her appreciate her body and to be thankful for her health.
Here's the plot summary:
We're first introduced to Jennifer Aniston's character, Claire, at a chronic pain support group trying to cope with the suicide of one of their members, Nina (Anna Kendrick). The only person who isn't having any of it, though, is Claire. The audience quickly realizes that as funny as her sarcastic retort is about the unintentionally comic details of Nina's passing, she's personally suffering from something more than physical pain. She's just not in a good place. Moreover, her comments are so harsh she is actually asked to not return to the group.
Eventually we discover that Claire's physical injuries were suffered during a car accident. She severely screwed up her back and was left with visible scars on her face. Her mental trauma comes not just from her constant discomfort, but from the loss of her child during the accident. This has set her on a course to destroy her marriage with a seemingly good man (Chris Messina) and become addicted to every pain pill you can imagine.
Nina's suicide, however, is haunting Claire. So much so that she begins to appear as an apparition, taunting her at times. This prompts Claire to make more inquiries about Nina's death. She eventually finds her home and befriends her husband Roy (Sam Worthington).
Barnz and screenwriter Patrick Tobin's thoughts on how we cope with pain and how we can transcend are finally clear. The audience connects to the emotional aspect of Claire's journey. It's actually quite moving and Barnz finds the right emotional touch points without going overboard.