After various versatile support turns,
We’re The Millers
’ Kathryn Hahn holds centre-stage in TV veteran Jill Soloway’s (
Six Feet Under
United States Of Tara
) indie dramedy.
Hahn plays Rachel, a moneyed LA wife/mum whose marital jitters prompt her off-piste decision to hire a hooker (Juno Temple on sly form) as a live-in nanny.
If Rachel’s motives are nicely ambiguous, charges of class tourism still linger.
But Soloway spikes the clichés with refreshingly rude humour, steadily darkens the mood and gets gold from her lead: her face a rubbery miracle of expressive range, Hahn laces every dramatic/comic beat with the zing and sting of truth.