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Downloading Nancy

  • Indiewire  Reviews

    Disconnected: Johan Renck's "Downloading Nancy"

    The opening of "Downloading Nancy," which features on the soundtrack Nancy (Maria Bello) detailing to therapist Carol (Amy Brenneman) the liberation she expects to feel upon dying, compounded by cryptic exchanges with stranger Louis (Jason Patric) in a bus terminal, makes clear fairly quickly where Johan Renck's misleadingly titled film is heading. Giving itself away so early on, "Downloading Nancy"--which shifts between past and present--faces a difficult task: to provide a description of the events leading up to Nancy's willful demise observant enough to illuminate her extreme decision. Doing so would take a far steadier hand than the neoph...

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