An intellectually challenged woman suffers from a disease which is making her go blind. Her young son will have the same fate, unless he has an operation to correct the problem. She has been working and saving hard to get the money for the operation. With her eyesight failing fast, she loses her job, and then her landlord, with money problems of his own, steals her savings. Desperate for her son's vision, she tries to get it back, but things go badly wrong... landing her in jail.
134 minutes, No persons under 13 (Violence)
Drama, Musical, On the Art Circuit
Ian Douglas: This film has divided critics and audiences all over. I am one of those who did not like it, while others praise it as high art. The hand-held camera use was excessive, making me want to scream to keep the damn thing still. The musical interludes add nothing to the plot and merely irritated, especially when Bjork sang in her five-year-old girlie voice. The motivation for the lead character to get herself into such a mess -- and stay there -- made no sense, and I got to thinking that maybe the gene pool would be better off without such a stupid person in it.
Anthony Richard (40): It is a story about how a legal system may fail a person most in need of insight.