While working-class illustrator Hunter Conrad (Haley Bennett) ostensibly married well, the stress of existence with an inattentive husband (Austin Stowell) and controlling in-laws (Elizabeth Marvel, David Rasche) began manifesting in a compulsion to consume inedible objects. When the family learns of her pregnancy-and her disorder-the ensuing battle of wills leads her to confront dark aspects of her past, as well as difficult choices. Intense effort co-stars Laith Nakli, Denis O'Hare. 94 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English, ADS; Subtitles: English, Spanish; theatrical trailer.