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'Queen of Earth': EW review

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Queen of Earth

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
90 minutes
Wide Release Date:
08/26/15
performer:
Elisabeth Moss, Katherine Waterston, Patrick Fugit
director:
Alex Ross Perry
genre:
Drama, Thriller

We gave it a B

Call it “Repulsion Takes a Long Weekend”: Catherine (Elisabeth Moss), a woman more than on the verge of a nervous breakdown after a family death and a brutal breakup, goes to her best friend Ginny’s (Katherine Waterston) bucolic lake house to recuperate—but only unravels further when Ginny begins a romance with a neighbor (Patrick Fugit). The result is chilling and beautifully composed, a stylish study of disintegration that is easier to admire than enjoy. B