Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
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  1. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    90
    At its heart, and there is a great heart to be discovered here, Morgan Dews' documentary Must Read After My Death is a searing and intimate account of an unconventional woman struggling not to lose her identity or her sanity in the rigid 1950s suburban world of stay-at-home moms, well-behaved children and sparkling-clean houses.
  2. 88
    What an anguished story it tells, of a marriage from hell.
  3. Did granny intend this stuff for strangers? We'll never know. File this ''therapeutic'' movie, well made and creepy, on the dysfunction-as-art shelf next to "Capturing the Friedmans."
  4. Dews perhaps makes too much of the notion that Allis was a woman out of her time – a feminist precursor. This is too sociological a formulation for such a patently psychological crisis.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. SueS
    Mar 19, 2009
    9
    C'mon can't anyone just rate this without trying to be melodramatic or trying to be the next author? Let's just call it. They C'mon can't anyone just rate this without trying to be melodramatic or trying to be the next author? Let's just call it. They were both stuck in this marriage that I don't think either of them wanted. She wanted great kids, I'm not sure what he wanted, but it was clear what they both wanted when he traveled for business. I would call it an understanding. The hell that was for her and for many women in the 60's was the expectation of the women "Kept" at home. I know women from that time and it was very accurately portrayed in this film. Full Review »
  2. JoeR
    Feb 20, 2009
    9
    Intense film.