Headscratchers / Enough

  • Did it never occur to Slim to go a battered women's shelter?
    • Also, why does Mitch desire Slim to remain with him at all? Clearly he only values women for sex, and he gets that from multiple mistresses.
      • This troper got the gist that Mitch always wanted to be in full control. Remember that scene where Mitch seemingly saves Slim from that grabby customer. Fast forward some scenes later, you find out that the guy is actually crooked cop Mitch is paying off. Even though it is pretty ridiculous, it showed that he wanted full control from the beginning. Mitch only wanted her because he saw her as a possession and nothing more.
      • She's the 'wife' and 'mother of his children' that he needs to make his life 'complete'. The mistresses are for sex, Slim is for cooking his food, cleaning his house and taking care of his kids. She's pretty and easily cowed. Plus, once they got together, she became 'his'. He's not going to let her go, because he's a possessive prick. He's never going to let her go, and the abuse is just going to escalate until he actually kills her. It is self-defence, just...pro-active self-defence.
    • There's also the fact that killing him seems to be the only solution. Beating him up delivers a delicious dish of revenge but after that bit of fun surely there are other means (legal or illegal) of taking him of the picture properly. Methods that don't risk her child growing up without any parents her whole life with one in the ground and one serving a life sentence. If the cops weren't so useless that would have been a very likely outcome of her actions.
      • Actually, if you listen to the police that arrived at the end of the movie, he states that she is "One of the lucky ones". What this means exactly is anyone's guess, but this troper thinks that Mitch may have killed other women who realized what he was and tried to run from him. She's the one that fought back, and won. He's also the worst type of offender for a prosecutor to go after, one with A LOT of money, so she did them a favor.
      • The "lucky" comment is referring to the fact that unlike many other domestic calls (which this cop has no doubt been to many of), the woman is the (relatively) uninjured/alive one at the end, rather than the man.
    • As for not going to a shelter, she probably feared (correctly) that it wouldn't take him long to find her there (remember how we soon see that he has connections everywhere).
      • Not that we ever get to see how come he's so ridiculously well-connected, mind you...
      • He's rich.
      • More than likely, it's partly connections but more that he was gaslighting Slim, which is Truth in Television for domestic abusers. A lawyer she goes to after being attacked again points out that she had at least two chances to report him and didn't. It's also revealed that his Dirty Cop friend is fearful of being exposed to his superiors while helping out Mitch. Everyone else who we see go after Slim appear to be private investigators or hired thugs impersonating law enforcement.