The psychological drama Alice, Darling takes Anna Kendrick out of Pitch Perfect mode and into darker territory. Marking the directorial debut of Mary Nighy (daughter of Bill), Kendrick plays a domestic abuse victim coming to terms with the danger of her circumstances. The supporting cast includes Kaniehtiio Horn, Charlie Carrick, and Wunmi Mosaku.
Darling premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. Early reviews have given it an 86% Rotten Tomatoes rating. It debuts December 30th for an awards qualifying run before an AMC Theatres exclusive release beginning January 20th.
Kendrick is a previous Oscar nominee in Supporting Actress 13 years ago for Up in the Air. Initial critical reaction has praised her work. However, distributor Lionsgate has not mounted a visible campaign in an Actress field that’s already crowded.
Bottom line: the director’s dad appears headed for an Actor nod for Living. Darling‘s prospects aren’t up in the air. They’re non-existent. My Oscar Predictions posts will continue…