Widowed mother of two Audrey Burke (Halle Berry) was distraught and grief-stricken throughout most of the film, since her husband, Brian Burke (David Duchovny -- a white guy, I might add), was killed in a senseless murder.
Berry was definitely believable as a bereaved widow. I thought she played needy, emotionally lost, deeply saddened, acting out… all very well.
I thought Berry’s portrayal was very natural.
I think even her most staunch critics have to concede that Berry played the role convincingly, delivering to us a true to life, consistent performance.
This is work she can truly be proud of.