I was ultimately disappointed with this movie. Of course it was well acted and watchable, however i was left with the question "why did you let this happen?" and really didn't feel any sympathy for the ridiculous plight "The Wife" had allowed herself to be in at the expense of her child, self worth and fame. She was not, in my view, a heroine.
I read that juliet stevenson excels in this movie - i think she often excels in movies, however this is a challenging role and she really does it justice. I was absorbed by this film and the characters. unlike a critic i read, i don't mind the distraction of the grandaughter's romance - it is a pretty dark theme so it provides some relief. a Moving and confronting.film.