The Devil You Know

December 1, 2014 5:46 PM

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When we first meet Frannie, the protagonist of writer-director Liz Tuccillo's debut feature, Take Care, she's fresh from the hospital, arm in a sling, leg in a brace, being wrangled from a cab by her sister and a friend. As they confront the challenge of how to get her into her walk-up apartment, Frannie's least favorite neighbor passes on his way to work. Although he makes the exact opposite of an offer to help, before long he is hauling Frannie up four flights on his back.

Family and friends initially pitch in to tend to her, but in our ADHD world, Frannie isn't anyone's priority. Nor is she in any mood, as she battles constant pain and the indignity of helplessness, to hear her neighbor explain why people can't really be there: "They want to go to the movies or they ...

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