Where'd You Go, Bernadette ★★★½

author, author. lots of things about this movie are not good or could have been done differently—a woman, like Marielle Heller, should have directed it; Cate Blanchett is not really right for the role; it is structurally flawed; it clips time in plot points in weird ways; it relies too heavily on the marriage aspect of Bernadette's life, it's definitely not the adaptation I would have done; and the fun of the detective work via epistolary form is absent—and yet, the film retains what I most love about the book: a propulsive sense of sadness and frustration and melancholy, the feeling of isolation, and the fury and stuckness at the casual cruelties of having one's authorship, control, and identity erased.