Kernel Rating (out of 5):
MPAA Rating: PG-13 Length: 95 minutes
Age Appropriate For: 13+. The film is about a woman who suffers a nervous breakdown and then must visit her coworkers one by one to convince them to let her have her job back; it’s emotionally grueling, and there are conversations about her depression, her nightmares about her children dying, and the fact that she and her husband haven’t had sex in months. Also some cursing; a fistfight between father and son; and some implied abusive marriages with pushy husbands.
Marion Cotillard shines in ‘Two Days, One Night,’ a slice-of-life film that will put you through the emotional wringer. The latest from the Dardenne brothers raises tough questions about the impossible pressures put upon the working class, and will keep you thinking for long after.
By Roxana Hadadi
Marion Cotillard was nominated yesterday for Best Actress during the upcoming 87th Academy Awards after not really campaigning at all for herself, but after watching “Two Days, One Night,” you’ll understand why the Academy singled out Cotillard’s performance as one of the best five of the year. The 95-minute movie is built practically singularly around her, and the emotional gamut she goes through will draw you in, moment by moment, until you’re totally invested.