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a few too many nights in the city . Having uprooted Allison from Manhattan , Rory ironically spends his time among the skyscrapers of London ’ s financial district , leaving his New Yorker spouse in the middle of nowhere , engulfed in fields and fog . Comparison will likely be made to Kubrick ’ s The Shining , but Durkin ’ s film offers a glimpse of how that Stephen King adaptation might have played out with a more nuanced actor in the Jack
Torrance role . Law is at his career best here playing an initially charming bastard who grows into a despicable shitheel as he chases a dream that ’ s always out of reach , Del Boy without the pratfalls . As his put-upon , practical other half , Coon is phenomenal , cashing in the chips she ’ s gathered in her relatively short but impressive career - this is the movie where she morphs from character actor to movie star . As their kids , who turn out to be the ones in the

a few too many nights in the city . Having uprooted Allison from Manhattan , Rory ironically spends his time among the skyscrapers of London ’ s financial district , leaving his New Yorker spouse in the middle of nowhere , engulfed in fields and fog . Comparison will likely be made to Kubrick ’ s The Shining , but Durkin ’ s film offers a glimpse of how that Stephen King adaptation might have played out with a more nuanced actor in the Jack

Torrance role . Law is at his career best here playing an initially charming bastard who grows into a despicable shitheel as he chases a dream that ’ s always out of reach , Del Boy without the pratfalls . As his put-upon , practical other half , Coon is phenomenal , cashing in the chips she ’ s gathered in her relatively short but impressive career - this is the movie where she morphs from character actor to movie star . As their kids , who turn out to be the ones in the

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