Ruth is an interesting, delusional character and it’s compelling to see the steps she takes. It’s easy as the viewer to see how the reasoning behind her actions is hypocritical – she labels her victims as selfish for what they did when she is displaying the exact same characteristics through her own decisions, which she convinces herself aren’t her own. She lacks self-awareness until the end, which is ultimately overridden by her instability and adds to the tragedy of Ruth’s character. She also does a good job making you feel uneasy, and the lead-ups to the murders are creative and are where most of the humour comes from.
Overall, this is a fairly simple plot but its original twist on the revenge genre keeps it fresh and interesting despite being slow-paced at times. The slow pace works in the film’s favour as it reveals Ruth’s husband’s death piece by piece. Most importantly, Lowe’s unique and dark sense of humour shines through and is enough reason to watch it beyond the novel premise. This is a well-made film that doesn’t let its low budget hold it back.