#TIFF21: “THE GOOD HOUSE”
By Mr. Will Wong
Screen legend Sigourney Weaver returns in THE GOOD HOUSE from Co-Directors Maya Forbes and Wallace Wolodarsky. The Film is a portrait of a successful Real Estate Agent Hildy (Weaver), who is a high-functioning Alcoholic. She reunites with a former love interest in Frank (Kevin Kline), but must confront her own destructive behaviours, despite maintaining a well-kept presence to others in her affluent neighbourhood.
Weaver does a superb job embodying Hildy. She is a mother paying her adult children’s bills, coping with the fact that business is a bit tougher than it used to be, finding herself involved in others’ personal problems, all while a rekindled romance looms between her regal self and garbage man in Frank. She speaks to us from the Fourth Wall where we witness her most genuine self and when she blacks-out from her drinking binges we are just confused what she missed.
If anything, THE GOOD HOUSE is an intimate glimpse how insecurities and troubles exist even among the wealthy. While they can be rich in ways, they can be poor in others and even at Hildy‘s stage in life and despite all her success, there still is room for another chance at growth and self-discovery.
THE GOOD HOUSE screens at TIFF ’21:
Wed, Sep 15 IN-PERSON Roy Thomson Hall Premium 7:00pm
Thu, Sep 16 DIGITAL PREMIERE SCREENING digital TIFF Bell Lightbox Premium Availability: Canada 7:00pm
Sat, Sep 18IN-PERSONTIFF Bell Lightbox11:00am
Sat, Sep 18 DIGITAL SECOND SCREENING digital TIFF Bell Lightbox
PremiumAvailability: Canada 5:00pm