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"ETERNAL BEAUTY"
(2020) (Sally Hawkins, Alice Lowe) (R)


At-A-Glace Content Summary

Alcohol/Drugs Mild
Blood/Gross Stuff Mild
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes Mild
Gun/Weapons Minor
Imitative Behavior Moderate
Jump Scenes None
Music (Scary/Tense) Moderate
Music (Inappropriate) Minor
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Extreme
Smoking Minor
Tense Family Scenes Extreme
Topics to Talk About Extreme
Violence Moderate


QUICK TAKE:
Drama: A young woman and her family try to contend with her being a paranoid schizophrenic.
PLOT:

Having been jilted on her wedding day back when she was a much younger woman (MORFYDD CLARK), Jane (SALLY HAWKINS) has since suffered from mental illness, including now being diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. She can still function to some degree in everyday life, but her behavior certainly puts a strain on her parents, Vivian (PENELOPE WILTON) and Dennis (ROBERT PUGH), and sisters Nicola (BILLIE PIPER) and Alice (ALICE LOWE).

While the latter seems the most adjusted of the bunch -- married to Tony (PAUL HILTON) with whom she has a 9-year-old son, Jack (SPENCER DEERE) -- Nicola, who's dating Lucy (RITA BERNARD-SHAW), looks down on Jane's behavior but then wants to imitate that for welfare checks, although she may be suffering from mental illness herself.

Always contending with a voice on the phone that seems to control much of her behavior, Jane finally seems to find happiness when she starts dating Mike (DAVID THEWLIS), a musician and fellow psychiatric patient. But with her condition -- especially when she's off her medication -- making reality uncertain, it's unclear how things will turn out for the woman.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Unless they're fans of someone in the cast or have some interest in the subject of mental illness, it doesn't seem that likely.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For language and some sexuality.


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