Concussion Wednesday, 08 April 2020


Additional Info

  • Rating:

    R (USA): Strong sexual content and some language.

  • The pitch:

    High class.

  • Starring:

    Robin Weigert, Johnathan Tchaikovsky, Julie Fain Lawrence, Maggie Siff, Janel Moloney, Emily Kinney, Funda Duval, Claudine Ohayon, Jane Peterson, Kate Rogal, Laila Robins, Mayer Shapero, Micah Shapero

  • Directed by:

    Stacie Passon

  • Running time:

    96 minutes

  • Rated:

    CTC (Australia), NR (UK), R (USA)


    A woman is slapped, handled aggressively, hit by a baseball (accident not seen). Microwaving, killing child mentioned (bad dream). Blood/gore: Bleeding head, blood on clothing, blood on hands, bloody tissue. Inoculations (needles not seen entering skin). Bruising, scars.


    Oral sex, masturbation, aggressive sex, bondage, orgasm, kissing, caressing, undressing, prostitution, infidelity. Exposed breasts, full female nudity (side and rear views). Multiple women in underwear, lingerie. Woman in shower/wearing towel. Several couples seen in bed together, engaging in intercourse. Swinging, sex acts discussed. Skimpy clothing.


    A junkie consumes an unidentified drug. Prescription pills consumed. Being high mentioned. Alcohol (wine).


    F-words, s-words, a-words. Slang for sex acts, orgasm, lesbians, prostitutes, disability. Actual terms for genitals. Gender, ageing stereotypes. Religious reference and exclamations. Parenting, marriage, lesbian, gender stereotypes.


    Prostitution, escorts, disillusionment, ageing, relationships, renovation, affluence, re-invention, sexual frustration, pimping, libido, fitness, swinging, infidelity, family, insecurity, fantasy, desire, marriage, motherhood, soccer moms, identity, secrets, triggers.


    Separation, custody, alimony, divorce mentioned. Hospital setting. Spider (photo), dog. Hamburger eaten. Vomiting. Paganism mentioned.


    Bold, open, refreshing, frank, smart, nuanced, bracing, mysterious, ruthless, compassionate, rich, devastating, startling, assured, stylish, tasteful, fresh, exceptional, pleasurable, sex-positive, provocative, captivating. Impressive lead performance, observational tone, excellent script, sharp dialogue, keenly observed, captures the rhythms of daily life.


    Vague ending, loses momentum toward end, some themes left unexplored.

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