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Written and directed by Stacie Passon in an auspicious directing debut effort, and produced by Rose Troche, CONCUSSION is a poignant sexual examination of Abby (Robin Weigert in a star making breakout turn), a forty something married wealthy, lesbian housewife who, after suffering a blow to the head from getting smacked by her son's baseball-walks around every corner of her suburban life to confront a mounting desire for something else. She takes on a new project and purchases a pied--terre in Manhattan. Walking around the city streets reminds Abby what it feels like to be sexy, and her… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The suggestion that prostitution is a risk-free route to self-discovery for suburban soccer moms is glib bordering on offensive, but Robin Weigert is tough and terrific in the lead."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"It's on the dull side, despite a fair amount of tasteful, non-explicit sex."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"A very subtle, sophisticated take on modern relationships driven, naturally, by [Robin] Weigert's nuanced, hard edged performance."
‑ Richard Knight, Windy City Times
"A sharply observed odyssey of middle-aged self-discovery, this strikingly offbeat film may feel a little vague in its approach, but it carries a strong kick."
‑ Rich Cline,
"An intriguing, independent drama with a notable performance from Robin Weigert who played Calamity Jane in Deadwood."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"Unfortunately, Passon can't seem to figure out her own protagonist; there are plenty of sexual climaxes here but not much of a narrative one."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"[Weigert] and Passon team up to create an indelible portrait of a woman who may always be a work in progress."
‑ Michael Sragow, Orange County Register
"Abby's pursuit would appear wildly implausible, but Weigert makes it seem perfectly natural, conveying Abby's restless longings and wry curiosity, the sense that she is exploring her identity as much as fulfilling her desires"
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"Stacie Passon's drama is like Luis Buuel's Belle de Jour without much of the humour or surrealism."
‑ Geoffrey Macnab, Independent
"A stellar lead turn by Robin Weigert isn't enough to save this staid story of a lesbian call-girl."
‑ Sophie Monks Kaufman, Little White Lies
"An engrossing meditation on modern alienation and the ways we cope when we discover something missing in our lives."
‑ Bruce Demara, Toronto Star
"This might sound, at the very least, titillating, but "Concussion" is anything but."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Much of the narrative may not ring true, but Weigert's performance is warm and engaging, lending not just heart, but much needed credibility."
‑ Mark Kermode, Observer [UK]
"It boasts a fantastic turn from TV veteran Robin Weigert and is visually reminiscent of Todd Haynes's Safe (it's beautiful to look at)."
‑ Charlotte O'Sullivan, This is London
"It's not entirely plausible, to be honest, but there's an easy naturalism to the drama and a sharp intelligence behind the camera."
‑ Steve Rose, Guardian
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