Indie Gems: Nancy

I'm sorry I wasn't there.

After her mother dies, Nancy (Andrea Riseborough) becomes convinced she was kidnapped as a child after seeing a composite drawing that resembles her on the news. She contacts the family, Ellen (J. Smith-Cameron) and Leo (Steve Buscemi) and puts them in a very emotional situation. 

This was a film I hadn't heard about until the Independent Spirit Nominations came out. J Smith-Cameron is nominated in the supporting actress category, and after watching this film I can see why.

This film was obviously shot on a microbudget but when you have talent like this it doesn't matter if the quality isn't the greatest. When we meet Nancy, she's not someone I warmed up to. I'd describe her as "full of shit" to put it bluntly, but in a strange way Riseborough gets you to almost want her to be right here. Ellen and Leo have been hurting for years, but still remain a strong couple and they are easy to root for. Overall, I just wished happiness for everyone. They all had something weighing on them.

This film has a lot of ambiguity, which won't make it for everyone. But I strongly suggest seeking this little film out. 

Grade: A-

Watched on: Netflix DVD

Memorable Quote: "I just changed the time line." - Nancy (Andrea Riseborough)


  1. I've heard a lot of good things about this including all of the stuff about Andrea Riseborough who has been killing it lately.

  2. My New Year Resolution is to be more assertive, Go on my own holiday and spend age 21 as the Purple Wiggle

  3. We can't wait to see your review on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.


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