I reserved a seat last week to watch Where’d You Go, Bernadette at AMC Lufkin. I double checked my reservation, good thing I did. Turns out the show I had set got cancelled, and my ticket got moved to a 2:50 am show. What the hell?!?

I cancelled that ticket, reserved one for an afternoon matinee, the only show of the day, and as it turns out, the last show at the mall theater.

I almost had the theater to myself, too, until a couple of older women came in as the trailers were starting.

Cate Blanchett is Bernadette Fox, wife & mother in a crisis. Formerly an award winning architect, Bernadette has spent years raising her daughter, and on the eve of the child’s departure for boarding school, the mother’s world crashes down. And her response is to make a break for it, running away from her husband, her daughter, her home, and the FBI.

Of course, a lot of the issues she has could have been resolved with plain, simple human interaction.

The movie highlights today’s lack of communication – all these ways to contact each other, to stay in touch, and Bernadette’s first stop on the run is the neighbor she’s feuding with, and she admits its because she doesn’t know anyone else in the city to turn to.

Kristen Wiig, Billy Crudup, and Laurence Fishburne have supporting roles, and the film introduces Emma Nelson as Bee.

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