The Living (2015)

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Awakening from an alcohol induced black out, Teddy discovers he has severely beaten his wife, Molly. As he seeks her forgiveness, she struggles with a possible future together. Absent a father's protection, her brother's humiliation over not being able to defend his sister quickly turns to hate. In desperation, Gordon seeks out and hires an ex-con to kill Teddy setting forth an unstoppable sequence of shocking events. Redemption, revenge, forgiveness, inhumanity interweave in an ill-fated tale of life and unforeseen circumstances. (C) Monterey Media

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"The Living" presents itself as a searing genre piece about domestic violence, but it proves to be only a shell of its potential.

Apr 16, 2015 | Full Review…

An effective modern day noir.

Apr 13, 2015 | Full Review…

The emotional dynamics in domestic violence, for the abuser and the abused, are often too disturbing and complex to be treated as superficially as "The Living" does.

Apr 9, 2015 | Full Review…

While the film may end up exactly where you know it should, Wormald keeps it resonant by becoming worse than the men he's seeking to expunge.

Feb 26, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

The Living could be something kind of interesting, if only it weren't trying so hard to emotionally goad its audience.

Apr 24, 2015 | Rating: 4.1/10 | Full Review…

The Living is one of those unfortunate films ignorant of any world outside its author's head.

Apr 16, 2015 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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