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Keeping Rosy

3

After a bad day at work...

Passed over at work and living in monastic luxury in her wipe-clean London apartment, brittle businesswoman Charlotte (Maxine Peake) comes home to find her Polish cleaner smoking, firing her on the spot. An argument ensues, and she soon finds herself caught in an escalating catastrophe that unfolds tensely, seemingly in real time.

The third-act intrusion by Blake Harrison's (Neil from The Inbetweeners) manic security guard opens the film up too far. But Peake is typically excellent throughout, helping Steve Reeves' debut (from a smart script co-authored with Mike Oughton) to emerge as an old-fashioned, quietly coiled thriller of things that could happen.

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