Anne Hathaway has made many rom-coms in her career, but none that take a turn like the one in Colossal. She plays an alcoholic writer who returns to her small hometown, where she reconnects with a childhood friend played by Jason Sudeikis and discovers that she’s somehow linked to a Godzilla-like monster terrorizing South Korea. David Edelstein says

“What I like about Colossal is that the Spanish writer-director, Nacho Vigalondo, has an elastic notion of genre. This is a film that starts off as a giddy comedy before plunging into a grim psychodrama about a woman’s loss and recovery of power, over herself and abusive males—that also happens to feature goofy-looking giant monsters throwing each other around Korea.”