Karen heads out of LA to get some perspective, and more importantly, get their dog. But her solitude is quickly upended by the arrival of Lana, a girl-woman who seems young but is most certainly wily. Like all great narratives about disruptors, she is unexpected and curious, tantalising but unwelcome. Karen doesn’t know what to do with her, and that’s only the start of things to come.
Beautifully shot, making the wilderness at times feel claustrophobic, Lara-Jean Gallagher deftly crafts a Hitchcockian indie, with the ominous string score jangling our nerves as things get progressively, and mysteriously, out of hand.