Una

Una

DVD - 2018
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A grown woman confronts an older man, her former neighbor, to find out why he abandoned her after they had a sexual relationship when she was thirteen.

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breemu
Jun 06, 2018

A strange and unsettling movie, but all in all, nicely done.

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maipenrai
Feb 27, 2018

A young woman, Una ( Rooney Mara), arrives unexpectedly at an older man's workplace looking for the truth behind the affair (properly described as statutory rape) that occurred between them. The interactions were instigated by Ray (Mendelsohn) when she was a 13-year-old child and he was a next-door neighbor and trusted friend of her father. The facts came to light on the eve of their planned elopement. Convinced by a misunderstanding that Ray had abandoned her, she wandered the streets distraught and bewildered, to be returned home by police, seemingly betrayed. He served four years in jail for his crime, treated as the lowest form of humanity by fellow-inmates. Then changing his name to "Pete", he rose to management level in a large warehouse. She grew up lonely and confused, living with her mother in the same house they lived in before the incident, and in her adulthood, now takes solace in going out for one-night stands and returning home before dawn. She finds where he works through a newspaper photograph and confronts him. The main desire of victims of sexual abuse is truth and justice - I am not certain that Una ever receives either. Because of this and despite excellent acting by Rooney Mara, I cannot recommend this film. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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