Hateship Loveship (2014)
Critic Consensus: Kristen Wiig's vibrant performance is almost worth the price of admission -- and it has to be, because Hateship Loveship doesn't have much else going for it.
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Wiig's underplaying, a repressed otherworldly Sissy Spacek sort of thing, has its moments of humor, but this proud, simple woman is never for an instant comic.
It doesn't take long for us to get lost in Wiig's thorough portrayal of a dowdy housekeeper who must soldier on in the face of a cruel prank to find some kind of love in her life.
Liza Johnson's nicely tuned, and turned, adaptation of the Alice Munro short story "Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage."
We've never seen a protagonist quite like Johanna, who on the one hand personifies female self-abnegation at its most domesticated, but on the other embodies the sheer will at its most stubborn.
Short fiction can be a marvelous blueprint for film and revisiting Nobel Prize-winner Munro's story in this era of "catfishing" makes a lot of sense: People are no less desperate for connection than they ever have been.
Audience Reviews for Hateship Loveship
Not bad, bit of a chick flick. Light and easy story. Interesting story. Good characters and performances.
modest and toned down drama with good performances butt a story that is hard to be believed at least in the way it was told.
Takes an Alice Munro story and makes it a Sam Lipsyte one, undoing itself with an increasingly implausible plot and acting that's too understated.
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