A Good Woman Is Hard to Find is a slow burn with an ending that’s worth the wait. Sarah (Sarah Bolger), the titular woman, lives a bleak life. Her husband was recently murdered in front of her son, rendering her son mute and leaving her to raise two children on her own. Her tragedy isn’t free of the standard trials of womanhood either. From the pervert at the grocery store who harasses her regularly to the criminal that forces his way into her house repeatedly and the male police officers who imply she enjoys this behavior, Sarah’s mistreatment by men rings true. It’s the compromised safety of her children, though, that snaps her out of submission and treats viewers to a powerful transformation thanks to Bolger’s multidimensional performance. With its subtle and suspenseful story, and Matthew Pusti’s momentum-building score, you’ll likely dig this if you dug Drive.
A Good Woman is Hard to Find
1 hour 37 min