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THE NEST (On Demand)

Not to be confused with the best selling 2016 novel by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, the film is a tour de force for actor Jude Law (his investment in the project exceeds expectations); time-worn tale of ambitions gone awry, misshapen goals, individuals defining themselves by their purchasing power; superficiality slaying substantiality; “Rory” (Law) and “Allison” (perceptive performance by Carrie Coon) move to England, with their children (“Samantha”, Oona Roche, “Ben”, Charlie Shotwell) after unrequited dreams in the United States; Rory, an investment banker, courts debt with his every decision: a drafty mansion, a sick stallion (Allison, an equestrian, and horse trainer), a chinchilla coat; Allison, linked to the land, sheds the corporate chrysalis, in order to breathe.

Director/writer Sean Durkin and Hungarian cinematographer Matyas Erdely (“Son of Saul”) presciently fabricate 1980’s aura, but it is Law and his astonishing portrayal of a decent man, a charismatic man, who spirals “down the rabbit hole” oblivious, blind to the fact that all he really needs for success, happiness, has all the time been, within his grasp.

FOUR STARS!!!!

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