Strange Weather (2016)

On paper, “Strange Weather” sounds like a winner: A mid-level indie starring the tremendous Holly Hunter (with support from Kim Coates and the late Glenne Headley), focusing on a story of motherly grief and the quest for closure and redemption. The finished product, however, is a drag to sit through. Hunter’s character is rather unpleasant, helped not at all by Hunter’s humorless countenance, and there’s a noticeable dearth of likable characters around. Carrie Coon, as Hunter’s loyal but no-nonsense best friend, is the only spark of life around, and while the climax is satisfying, getting there isn’t really worth the time.

Rating: ★★ (out of 5)

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