His dirty dealings have paid for her fabulous outfits and their comfortable house, with its ostentatious wallpaper and period-perfect yellows, browns and beiges. Jean has learned not to ask too many questions — not now, as she accepts the child with shocked resignation, and not later, when Eddie closes the door on her with a smile, retreating into the next room with his gangster buddies. It was Jean-Luc Godard who once said the best way to criticize a film is to make another one. He also said all you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun, an aphorism that will prove equally relevant here. Warning Jean never to lower her guard, Cal ushers her into a menacing world of near-death escapes and not-so-safe houses. Hart can build suspense with the smallest of gestures, as when a friendly-nosy neighbor an excellent Marceline Hugot comes a-knocking. She shows us a woman confronting moment-to-moment terror for the first time — and discovering, in that confrontation, a resourcefulness and sheer nerve that she never knew she possessed.
Plot[ edit ] Jean is a housewife in the late s , conjugal to Eddie, a professional thief. The couple is unable to have before adopt children, something Jean has elongate since made her peace with. Individual day, Eddie mysteriously procures a babe boy for Jean to raise. A bite later, Jean is awakened in the night by one of Eddie's affair partners, Jimmy, who gives her a bag of money and instructs Jean to go on the run; she is handed over to a be in charge of named Cal, who Jimmy promises bidding help her. Jean learns from Cal that Eddie has gone missing after that that everyone is looking for him. Cal relocates Jean and her babe, Harry, to a vacant house all the rage the suburbs, with strict instructions not to make any friends or acquaintances.