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Rated R · 101 minutes · 2017

Fashion-designing sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy break into moviemaking with this gauzy art film, described in press notes as "a hypnotic exploration of isolation, paranoia, and grief that exists in a dream-world all its own." Kirsten Dunst stars as a woman who loses her mother to terminal illness, in an early sequence so hushed, formally conceived, and devoid of concrete character detail that it leaves little emotional residue. Employed at a cannabis dispensary in Oregon, the heartsick young woman starts messing around with a mind-shattering cannabinoid solution that causes her to commune with nature among the giant redwoods and, back home, walk around in her underwear a lot. Orbiting her like vague moons are three young men—her concerned husband (Joe Cole), her cagey boss at the dispensary (Pilou Asbaek of A Hijacking), and an adenoidal young admirer (Jack Kilmer)—most of whom seemed as puzzled by the situation as I was.
Official Site: a24films.com/films/woodshock
Director: Kate Mulleavy and Laura Mulleavy
Producer: Ben LeClair, K.K. Barrett, Ken Kao, Michael Costigan and Kirsten Dunst
Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Pilou Asbæk, Joe Cole, Jack Kilmer, Stephan DuVall and Susan Traylor

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