Greetings again from the darkness. Do you remember that time when you hit your lover on the head with a lamp, made him bleed on the floor, and then rolled for 3 days before going to the police and confessing what kind of execute you doubtful? And then remember how free you felt emotionally when it was discovered that he was not only alive, but that they did not even blame you for head injuries? Well, that’s exactly what Diane Kruger’s character Romy goes through during the first part of the film.
Romy and her husband Richard (Gilles Lellouche) have traveled to the southwestern United States from their home in Paris. It is quite clear that your hope is that this holiday will revive the passion you once had and get you out of your marital marasmus. A few drinks too much at the bar leads to unwanted love steps, and in the fire of what is happening, Romy begins to hit Richard on the head with the lamp.
Once she realizes that he survived and that she will not spend his life in cage for execute, she also decides that she will not spend the rest of her life in a dead end – another type of cage. Instead, she goes on a journey of self-discovery. She even mentions how free she is and can choose her own path.
His self-discovery phase takes him to Las Vegas-courtesy of a truck driver played by Lou Diamond Phillips. In a short time, she became friends with a lady (Laurene Landon), who wore a rabbit costume to pose for photos with tourists. Romy borrows the rabbit costume and meets a secret cowboy (Norman Reedus) named Diego. It is the relationship between Romy and Diego that dominates the last 2/3 of the film, and although they both create interesting characters, it is a bit of a disappointment after the story is merged with the French husband.
Lena Dunham has a strange twist as Diego’s sister-in-law, and there’s a dose of Native American spirituality, but it’s mostly Diane Kruger’s film. She seems to appreciate the wide range of emotions while showing her talents, and she keeps us interested enough to watch even when the pace slows down.