Jason Ruscio's sly portrait of suburban psychosis hinges on Petra Wright's performance as mad housewife Laura, whose descent isn't entirely as it first seems.
Aspiring 24-year-old New York actress Laura meets budding novelist Chris (Kip Pardue) in a bookstore and asks him out on a date. They bond over artistic ambitions and their mutual horror of suburban tedium, and Chris asks Laura to marry him. But their apparently bright future is abruptly snatched away: After lunch at their regular diner, Chris is mowed down by a van while trying to hail a cab. He dies on the spot. Nine years later, stay-at-home mom Laura is living in suburban comfort with Mark (Mark De...