Look up. It's important. If some of this hasn't happened to you, it's happened to someone you've worked with, someone you grew up with. Your next door neighbor. This movie demonstrates an alternative to suffering further abuse.
I had trouble with the seeming visual bleakness, because I have a secret jones for layered historic period films with mad costumes big sets and, well, all that. But having volunteered in rape crisis counseling and also willing to gamble this film would pick up the pace, I kept watching because I had heard the first part of this story a hundred times told by real women.
Glad I did keep watching. This film delivers. Want to admit that extreme violence is continually committed on women and their children by disturbed to deliberately evil husbands and fathers and boyfriends and men we don't even know? Would you like to watch a woman stepping up and figuring out how to self-train, gain extraordinarily skills anyone relatively fit could master...after years of abuse?
Regard this as fantasy or reality, as justified or not. But face the facts and learn at least how to protect yourself /your kids with what you've got. The legal system is still expensive, slow, and often fails to protect the innocent and the vulnerable, particularly when it comes to violence against women and children.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for woman and girls over 15.