Killing Eleanor

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"How you die is just as important as how you live..."
  • 2020
  • 5.9  (205)

Killing Eleanor is a drama film from 2020 that features an ensemble cast including Annika Marks, Jenny O'Hara, and Jane Kaczmarek. The movie is directed by Rich Newey and written by Marcy Holland. The film follows the story of Crystal (Marks), a young woman who is struggling with the recent death of her mother. Even though she seems to be coping at the surface level, she is deeply troubled by her loss and decides to end her own life. However, things take a bizarre turn when she discovers that she is not alone in her suicidal thoughts. Eleanor (O'Hara), an older woman with dementia, also wants to end her life. Eleanor is a bitter, angry woman who has lived a long life filled with pain and regrets.

Crystal sees an opportunity to connect with Eleanor and help her end her life while also giving herself a purpose in the process. She enlists the help of her friends and family to execute her plan.

Meanwhile, Eleanor's daughter, Loretta (Kaczmarek), is desperately looking for her mother. She is worried about her mother's whereabouts and suspecting foul play. Loretta's husband, Paul (Chris Mulkey), is a detective who is tasked with finding Eleanor.

The movie explores the themes of love, loss, loneliness, and the value of life. The interactions between Crystal and Eleanor are particularly moving as the two women form an unlikely bond. The juxtaposition of their life experiences is also interesting – Crystal is young and seemingly has everything to live for, while Eleanor is old and has lost everything that mattered to her.

The performances by the cast are excellent, particularly Annika Marks as Crystal, who brings a nuanced and authentic portrayal to her character. Jenny O'Hara also shines as Eleanor, imbuing her with depth and complexity. Jane Kaczmarek also delivers a strong performance as Loretta, a mother and daughter struggling to keep her family together.

The movie is shot on location in Southern California, and the cinematography captures the beauty of the scenery while also highlighting the darkness and despair of the two lead characters. The score by Thomas Morse is somber and melancholic, perfectly setting the tone for the film.

Overall, Killing Eleanor is a moving and thought-provoking drama that explores the meaning of life and the choice to end it. It's a film that tugs at the heartstrings and reminds us of the importance of human connections and relationships.

Killing Eleanor is a 2020 comedy. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9.

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    5.9  (205)