To Leslie is a powerful film with a powerful performance from Andrea Riseborough

Leslie, a West Texas single mother, struggles to provide for her son when she wins the lottery and a chance at a good life. But a few short years later the money is gone and Leslie is on her own living hard, she is forced to make a difficult choice.

The story of To Leslie might be familiar in a lot of areas however what really makes the film is the approach and one very important aspect…Andrea Riseborough’s performance. Her performance is truly breathtaking once again like in many of her other performances Riseborough completely disappears into her performance and gives such raw and investing performance that really hits the viewer hard. Speaking of authentic this film makes sure to be just that, from the way the film is shot, to the writing and direction. It’s truly a film that really comes off as being as authentic as possible, which the film itself is based on a true story. Riseborough’s talent is truly shown off here especially with the several quiet moments during the film and the several moments of emotion. Be sure to check this one out!

To Leslie is available on all VOD platforms.

8/10 B+

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