It's a perfect set-up for a sex farce. But by the second act, both the fantasies and the emotions are spinning seriously out of control.
The roles Skinner writes require an actress who isn't afraid to expose ugly emotions. Gerwig’s guilelessness makes her the right gal for the job. From the panicky look in her eye to the almost unnoticeable tremor in her hands, Gerwig radiates the growing desperation Becky experiences as she realizes that she can’t reconcile the woman she imagines herself to be with the one she actually is.