Amy Koppelman adapts her 2003 novel of the same name, A Mouthful of Air, into a feature film starring Amanda Seyfried and Finn Wittrock.
In any other year, Amanda Seyfried would be in the conversation for Best Actress in a Leading Role. However, the studio didn’t really push the film ahead of its theatrical release in late October. Case in point: there were barely over twenty critic reviews on Rotten Tomatoes as of the other day. I have a strict no promo/public screening policy during the pandemic. As such, I’m only watching the film now that it’s finally on home video. While I don’t think that Seyfried would have made it onto any of my awards nomination ballots, the actress still delivers one of the best performances from last year.
I personally can’t speak to the issue of post-partum depression but it’s something that we need to start seeing more and more on screen.
Julie Davis, warm, kind, and loving to her husband and child, is a bestselling children’s author. While her books deal with unlocking childhood fears, she has yet to unlock the dark secret that has haunted her own life. But when her second child is born, events occur that bring that secret to the fore, and with it, a crushing, powerful battle to survive.
DIRECTOR/SCREENWRITER: Amy Koppelman
CAST: Amanda Seyfried, Finn Wittrock, Jennifer Carpenter, Michael Gaston, with Amy Irving and Paul Giamatti
Stage 6 Films released the film on October 29, 2021. The film is now available on Digital and VOD.
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