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Synopsis

A young mother escapes her abusive husband and fights back against a broken housing system. She sets out to build her own home and in the process rebuilds her life and re-discovers herself.

Cast

  • Clare Dunne
  • Harriet Walter
  • Conleth Hill
  • Cathy Belton
  • Rebecca O'Mara
  • Liz Fitzgibbon
  • Molly McCann

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Metacritic

88
Jan 8, 2021

Herself is excellent with how difficult and shameful it can be to ask for help. Shame is such a terrible experience people will do literally anything to avoid it, and Sandra's battle with that shame spiral is the most insightful aspect of the film. It's profound on a deeper level than seeing a group coming together to build something.

Metacritic review by Sheila O'Malley
Sheila O'Malley
RogerEbert.com
70
Jan 26, 2020

Whenever Herself settles into predictability, the strength of Dunne’s performance pulls that comfortable rug away. And if her screenplay and her acting helps audiences understand what it is to be homeless, to be vulnerable in this way, Herself will have been a A-grade build by an A-list team.

Fionnuala Halligan
Screen Daily
50
Jan 26, 2020

The idyll is all so jolly that when the film swerves into misfortune in the final act, it feels not like a necessary dramatic corrective but just a dreary downer, like medicine there to stop the spoonfuls of sugar from going down so easily.

Metacritic review by Leslie Felperin
Leslie Felperin
The Hollywood Reporter