Come Down Molly
Directed by Gregory Kohn
New mother Molly (Eléonore Hendricks) is overcome with the need to run away. Feeling abandoned by her husband and unable to connect with her infant son, she takes up an invitation from her old high school group of guy friends to go on a weekend trip to the mountains. Without the pressure of daily responsibilities and with the help of psychoactive mushrooms, Molly comes out of her shell and is ready to accept the beauty and love that can be found in nature. When Molly's “trip” turns into a dark out-of-body experience she is forced to choose between the person she was and the person she's become.
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★★★½ review by Jason Bailey on Letterboxd
A young mother (Eleanore Hendricks), in the midst of something resembling a breakdown, flees to a remote cabin to spend a weekend with the gang of guys she hung with in her tomboy days. They take her back, like some kind of time machine; they all enjoy some mushrooms, and the movie mellows out with them, as our protagonist airs out some weirdness and makes a few unexpected discoveries. Writer/director Gregory Kohn lets this section meander a bit too long (even for a generous soul like me), but he’s getting at some uncomfortable truths about parenthood and responsibility; his film is casually funny and thankfully wise.
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