Welcome to Gilead. Don't worry, it's not as scary as it might seem. That's because you're getting the VIP, salvaging-free treatment as you visit the set of The Handmaid's Tale. Get flown ... See full summary »
A woman must get the kids of her estranged dead beat irresponsible jailed sister back from sister's latest trailer park boyfriend and also try to cope with the fact that her sister may have serious self-destructive mental issues.
May is waiting for her boyfriend in a run-down American motel, when an old flame turns up and threatens to undermine her efforts and drag her back into the life that she was running away from. The situation soon turns complicated.
Harry Dean Stanton
The intertwined lives of two kindred souls with ambition begins when Captain Whip Hoxworth discovers that Nyuk Tsin has been smuggled aboard as part of cargo on The Carthaginian, which he ... See full summary »
Set in a Fascistic future America, The Handmaid's Tale tells the story of Kate, a handmaid. In this America, the religious right has taken over and gone hog-wild. Kate is a criminal, guilty of the crime of trying to escape from the US, and is sentenced to become a Handmaid. The job of a Handmaid is to bear the children of the man to whom she is assigned. After ruthless group training by Aunt Lydia in the proper way to behave, Kate is assigned as Handmaid to the Commander. Kate is attracted to Nick, the Commander's chauffeur. At the same time, a resistance movement begins to challenge the regime.Written by
In the original novel by Margaret Atwood, the main character is known only by her patronymic, "Offred" (or "of Fred," since she "belongs" to a Commander named Fred). Her real name is never revealed, though many readers believe it may be June, based on various subtle hints in the text (in a 2017 article for the "New York Times Book Review", Atwood says about the interpretation that Offred's real name was June, "that was not my original thought, but it fits, so readers are welcome to it if they wish".) However, the filmmakers chose Kate as her pre-Gileadean name, and state it clearly. See more »
Women of all classes are forbidden to read, but when Moira goes to tell Aunt Lydia the bet is stopped up, Aunt Lydia is reading a book. See more »
An unfortunate movie which is definitely more like Harold Pinter's earlier plays than anything Margaret Atwood ever produced. No attempt is made to bring out Atwood's clever social message, and we're all supposed to be shocked at the sexual content. A shame, because Atwood's version might have made a good film.
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