Pin Cushion (2017) - Rotten Tomatoes

Pin Cushion (2017)




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Super close Mother Lyn (Joanna Scanlan) and daughter Iona (Lily Newmark) (Dafty One and Dafty Two) are excited for their new life in a new town. Determined to make a success of things after a tricky start, Iona becomes 'best friends' with Keely (Sacha Cordy-Nice), Stacey (Saskia Paige Martin) and Chelsea (Bethany Antonia). Used to being Iona's bestie herself, Lyn feels left out. So Lyn also makes friends with Belinda (Chanel Cresswell), her neighbour. As much as Lyn and Iona pretend to each other that things are going great, things aren't going great for either of them. Iona struggles with the girls, who act more like frenemies than friends, and Belinda won't give Lyn her stepladders back. Both Mother and Daughter retreat into fantasy and lies.


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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

At its core, this is a story about bullying and mental illness and being disconnected from reality.

October 10, 2017 | Full Review…

Taking a very dark turn late in the second act, Pin Cushion's eccentric craft-fair aesthetic is ultimately protective cushioning wrapped around a broken heart.

September 28, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Pin Cushion is most emotionally piercing in depicting the daily ways in which the world still punishes this loving, mild-as-milk woman for her difference.

September 27, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Pin Cushion may deconstruct its two heroines' delusions, even their madness, but in doing so, it also exposes the ills of the society beyond, from which we viewers, ourselves fantasists too, hope vainly to see these endearing characters protected.

February 28, 2018 | Full Review…

In Pin Cushion, writer/director Deborah Haywood tells a beautiful and thoroughly heartbreaking story of two people who cannot seem to escape these bullies, and the terrible strain it puts on them and their relationship.

November 3, 2017 | Full Review…

Pin Cushion is a whimsical and achingly sad story.

September 27, 2017 | Full Review…

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