Director: Nora Fingscheidt
Year Released: 2021
After having served twenty years for shooting a Sheriff (but not the deputy), Ruth (Sandra Bullock) gets shoved in a filthy women's shelter, starts two jobs - one working in a fish factory, the other as a carpenter - and tries to reconnect with her sister Katie (Aisling Franciosi), who's living with foster parents Michael (Richard Thomas) and Rachel (Linda Emond). The premise is all too familiar (and routine) - it's a bunch of "Let's Beat Up and Stalk Sandy" moments, like her getting cold-cocked at her job (a coworker's father was a police officer), harassed by the Sheriff's sons, blocked out by the foster family and, of course, involved in a kidnapping at the finale (which, as you might guess, gets even more hysterical ... and implausible). This has a showcase-y "I'm a serious actor" tone to it (look, no makeup and lots of bruises!), but the real discovery (for me at least) is that people do Radiohead covers at a recital.