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Movie Review: 'Concussion' combines a sense of style with sex

Movie Review: 'Concussion' combines a sense of style with sex

Stacie Passon's assured first feature is a stylish affair. Home decorating is the chief means of self-expression for the stay-at-home mom at the center of "Concussion" — until she combines her fixer-upper flair with the unexpected emotional rewards of high-end sex work. Beneath the Restoration Hardware surface is a keenly observed update on the suburban-emptiness milieu, a midlife lesbian variation on Luis Buñuel's "Belle de Jour," and a riveting performance by Robin Weigert. She plays Abby, a 42-year-old living in tony New Jersey suburbia with her lawyer wife and their two young kids. Bored and sexually neglected by self-described...

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