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In 'The Undoing,' Secrets, Murder And Zzzzs

Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant can't save this HBO erotic thriller from feeling like a slog.
Grace (Nicole Kidman) and Jonathan (Hugh Grant) come undone in The Undoing. Source: Niko Tavernese

The most gripping moment in the HBO miniseries The Undoing involves the most natural of things. It happens in the first episode, between a bunch of wealthy Manhattan moms planning a fundraising event for their hoity-toity private school, and Elena (Matilda De Angelis), the noticeably younger and conventionally hot new mom whose fourth-grade son got in on a scholarship.

As the women prattle on about the sorts of things 1-percenters prattle on about at their meeting, Elena is quiet

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