Bitter & Twisted
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In the wake of a tragic and untimely death, a suburban family starts the slow slide into disintegration, their deep malaise manifesting itself in a profoundly personal crisis for each grieving member of the once-happy family. It's been three long years since Liam Lombardo died, and time has yet to heal the emotional wounds suffered by his parents and troubled younger brother. When father Jordan drifts into a dangerous cycle of depression and overeating, his boss at the car dealership threatens to lay him off unless he makes a sale quick. Meanwhile, delusional mother Penny is convinced that… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Despite game perfs from a well-known cast, weak scripting and sketchy character development leave too many holes to ultimately convince or compel."
‑ Alissa Simon, Variety
"It's a miracle when an untracked English-language film arrives on the scene -- and a special joy when said movie is smashing."
‑ Howard Feinstein, Screen International
"Noni Hazelhurst and Steve Rodgers are very good, but there really is only so much moping one can stand."
‑ Jim Schembri, The Age (Australia)
"Exceptional performances from the entire cast - and a giant one from Noni Hazlehurst - help make this a riveting film, as they conjure up real characters for us who act and feel in sometimes self-destructive ways %u2013 recognizably human, recognizably us"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"A sombre film, Bitter and Twisted is not Friday night entertainment, but rather a poignant look at grief and its ramifications."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"Infidelity, unrequited love and eating disorders fill these griefstricken stories, which start well but never really take flight."
‑ Jason Di Rosso, MovieTime, ABC Radio National
"It's a film that demands that you slow your own pulse rate and surrender to its melancholy rhythms. As with so many young Australian filmmakers, Weekes isn't interested in having his characters sparkle."
‑ Sandra Hall, Sydney Morning Herald
"A much more appropriate title for this snoozefest would be Slow & Pointless."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"Bitter & Twisted is a winning combination of glowing hope and battering despair."
‑ Erin Free, FILMINK (Australia)
"A film fuelled by emotions, this impressive debut by Christopher Weeks canvasses the heartfelt, tender, angry, frustrated and confused feelings of a family reeling by the impact of loss."
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
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