Hall\'s performance here is one the best pieces of acting I\'ve seen. Sylvia\'s actions wreck her own life as well as others, but we come to understand exactly why she does what she does. Cumberbatch is also excellent.
Despite being a narrative fiction, makes a surprisingly good fist of explaining the Philosophical Investigations. Not the Tractatus of course, but that was hardly going to be possible, was it. Also a good story.
in classic hollywood, passivity is most always a virtue in its women, as it allows them to be rescued in heroic fashion. Loden asks us to watch how ridiculous such virtues look in a world where children are a burden and men use you.