This offbeat black comedy from writer/director Zach Clark follows Suzanne (the superb Anna Margaret Hollyman), an estate agent about to move to Hawaii with TV weatherman husband Jeff. But returning home one December day, she finds Jeff brutally murdered. Against a Christmas-is-coming backdrop, Suzanne juggles grief with some revelations about hubby.
Her journey’s less a rollercoaster ride than a series of sudden plunges, jolting the viewer with abrupt cuts from scenes of hard partying to Suzanne, alone, weeping on the toilet. In spite of the dark material, Clark pulls off something of a miracle, leaving a sense of genuine festive warmth.