Minnie Driver (Ana) is compelling as a mom trying to help her son navigate an educational system that won’t cater to his special ed needs. One day, her life is altered forever when Saul, a gambling addict with a debt hanging over his head, takes a desperate leap to get money. Fast-forward to the day of Saul’s execution and Ana is traveling to witness it.
Take switches back and forth from that tragic day to the present one, following both complex characters as they wrestle with their fate. Though heart wrenching, Take is completely creepy, and the soundtrack doesn’t help at all.
Take is currently in select theaters.