As a DV survivor, I really appreciate what Lara has done here. Enveloping us, as well give us the why and how she went from princess dreams to a nightmare. Her character impersonations were spot on, as well as the innocence of a young woman coming into her own were authentic. I saw my 19 year old self in her, so much that I longed to tell her she was enough and worthy of the best. Lara was so selfless and came from a rooted place, so we could go there with her and pray that she lived to become whole when it was all said and done..
What I didn't like
Nothing to add here!
My overall impression
The dynamic Lara strategically woos you in with her sweet/coy allure a la Tinkerbell style in the beginning. It starts off with girl next door, middle class Christian foundation. You know, most of us bought into the princess in waiting Disney package… Then she rips the “holy veil” off in her exploration of young adulthood. Lara is a superb actress with an extremely important message that must be heard. I highly recommend bringing your teenage girls to this, to hear “the cool older cousin” school them on what a healthy romantic relationship is and isn’t (without being preachy). Stop reading this now and cop her Encore tix!