Movie review: ‘Alice, Darling’ shines rare light on emotionally abusive relationship

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The comma makes all the difference in the title “Alice, Darling.” It’s not an endearment, but rather, depending on what’s next, could be a request, a behest, an entreaty, perhaps even a demand, an order or a backhanded compliment. The title’s grammatical structure is a clever bit of wordplay to signify the ways in which words can have different meanings and different results, depending on how they’re used. This is especially apt for this indie drama in which Anna Kendrick plays a woman reckoning with an emotionally and verbally abusive intimate relationship. Alice (Kendrick) has a few tics tha…

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