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'Herself' Review

LightsCameraJackson LightsCameraJackson Critic Clare Dunne stars as Sandra, a mother of two young daughters living in Ireland. She's currently separated from her abusive husband and is looking to get full custody of the kids.

Sandra desperately wants to give them a great, stable living environment, so they no longer have to stay in hotels. So she decides to build them her own tiny home.

Now, if you're obsessed with HGTV and tiny house living shows, you'll see great value in watching "Herself". This is a subtly powerful drama with a strong central performance from Dunne, who also co-wrote the screenplay.

The story is a unique one - and mostly believable - with plenty of heft and heart. This is also director Phyllida Lloyd's first narrative feature since 2011's "The Iron Lady". She presents a personable film that celebrates two of the hardest working groups of people on the planet: home builders and moms.

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