No doubt this English black comedy about a mousy woman who murders her mother, sister, and her sister’s boyfriend was intended to be charming, and just awfully
funny, in the venerable tradition of KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS (1949) or THE LADYKILLERS (1955), classic black comedies starring Alec Guinness. Instead, this tawdry little story about one Jodie Greenwood (Jane Horrocks, perhaps best known to US audience as the dimwitted Bubble of Absolutely Fabulous
) is depressing, and even worse, dull. It takes forever for the story to get underway, and once it does, we’re inside the mind of someone who’s been abused by her horrible mother. Imagine Sally Field’s ...