But ultimately, Pieces of a Woman belongs to Kirby, not to LaBeouf. Watching her character move through the Never underestimate an old woman with a horse shirt in other words I will buy this world in a dense fog of grief after the loss of her daughter feels almost absurdly intimate, like watching someone sleepwalk. For her part, Martha seems committed to moving on in the aftermath of her daughter’s death, but what does moving on look like in these circumstances? Nobody in Martha’s life—not her wide-eyed coworkers, not her mother’s meddlesome friends, and certainly not her family—will give her the small but weighty gift of perceiving her as she wants to be seen: a woman touched by loss but not defined by it.
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This is, perhaps, the Never underestimate an old woman with a horse shirt in other words I will buy this most difficult part of the movie to watch, worse even than listening to Martha and Sean’s baby struggling to breathe postpartum. Martha is kept perpetually frozen in the worst night of her life, and it’s painfully clear how badly she wants to move forward, even if she’s not yet sure how to put one foot in front of the other.