The Aussie import
The story, told largely in the present but with slowly revealing, well-structured flashbacks, outwardly involves the disappearance of a Sydney, Australia, businessman, Jeremy (Antony Starr), while on a freewheeling trip to
But what happens in Cambodia doesn't stay in Cambodia: It nastily follows Jeremy's three co-travelers back to Sydney, where an investigation into his vanishing quickly ensues.
And that's when things turn increasingly devastating, particularly for Alice and Dave, whose marriage and family (two kids, one on the way) suddenly hang in the balance as the first of several awful truths is divulged.
While the film has its moments of action, it's primarily a deeply wrenching, emotionally authentic adult drama about bad choices — some unplanned, some more calculated — and their inevitable repercussions.
Anchored by a superb performance by Edgerton (
'Wish You Were Here'
MPAA Rating: R for language, some drug content, brief sexuality and violence.
Running time: 1 hour, 28 minutes.
Playing: At Landmark's Nuart Theatre, West Los Angeles.