Krisha

Arriving in theaters with the eerily familiar dysfunctional family dynamic firmly in place, Krisha certainly is a difficult film to like or recommend in the traditional sense, but what writer-director Trey Edward Shults has birthed here is somethi

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Arriving in theaters with the eerily familiar dysfunctional family dynamic firmly in place, Krisha certainly is a difficult film to like or recommend in the traditional sense, but what writer-director Trey Edward Shults has birthed here is something that demands to be seen. Krisha (Krisha Fairchild) returns home for the holidays after a long period in exile, and audiences have a feeling long before she even encounters anyone that she comes bearing a dark cloud of instability like an infectious rash in full bloom. Her family seeks to ignore the signs, as all “good and normal” clans tend to do, but Krisha delivers her sickness with devastating effect. There is a truly epic degree to the meltdown that occurs, and Fairchild renders it in all of its sadly human detail. (Opens Friday at Esquire Theatre) (R) Grade: B+

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