Claire O’Malley isn’t looking for love. In fact, the woman she thought she would spend the rest of her life with just moved to Berlin. Claire’s focus is on mending her broken heart. Not easy when you find yourself sharing a house with your ex’s older sister, Kathryn Mercer.
The Kathryn that Claire used to know—frumpy and boring—has disappeared. These days she walks a little taller, looks a little slimmer, oozes charm and confidence, and turns heads.
Some things should be left alone. Some rules should never be broken. But some opportunities are just too good to miss.
Grubb (Getting Lost) parlays a skimpy premise into a serviceable contemporary set in Melbourne, Australia. After emergency nurse Claire's girlfriend dumps her, Claire falls into a nightmare-plagued depression. In order to recover, she moves in with her pregnant ex-lover (and still good friend) Jess, and Jess's wife, Alex. The road to recovery is rocky, especially when Jess's big sister, Kathryn, shows up, freshly divorced and looking to put her life back together. Kathryn's initial discomfort around Claire's friendly intimacy with Jess and Alex masks closeted curiosity, and the personality clashes between her and Claire, fueled by miscommunication and hasty conclusions, evolve into a passionate affair fraught by doubt and insecurity. Sadly, situations clearly meant to be comic, such as Kathryn discovering Claire and Jess in a compromising position that isn't what it appears to be, come off as melodramatic and over-the-top, while Claire is a magnet for trouble. However, Grubb pulls it all together for a rough, though satisfying, journey toward a genuine happy ending.