“You weren’t paying attention” is such a flippant non-response. It suggests rather than demonstrates and treats that as the demonstration, covering for the fact that often no demonstration is possible. Perfect for twitter.
To be fair to the director, I was being pretty glib in my write-up. The script takes pains to explains why she doesn’t turn to the cops, but like the really absurd contrivances that lead to the finale, the explanations felt forced.
But, really, it’s not that big a deal. The point of the movie is watching the protagonist develop. If that works – which it does in A Good Woman Is Hard To Find – it’s okay with me if the script cheats a little.