Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
Early 1970s. Four strangers check in at the El Royale Hotel. The hotel is deserted, staffed by a single desk clerk. Some of the new guests' reasons for being there are less than innocent and some are not who they appear to be.
Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.
John David Washington,
In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
The drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro.
Benicio Del Toro,
"Widows" is the story of four women with nothing in common, except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities. Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica (Viola Davis), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.Written by
Twentieth Century Fox
According to Viola Davis, one of the makeup artists on the film wrangled the whole cast and crew into doing a communal 28-day cleanse. When the actress appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014), she said: "We had to meditate every day, and do other stuff - and we couldn't eat. Well, we could eat, but we couldn't chew, and we couldn't suck." Of the 28 days the liquid cleanse was meant to last, Davis lasted for two days before she broke down and went to McDonald's. See more »
They buy three Glock 17s at the gun show. The handgun Veronica uses has a stainless slide. While Glock 17s are typically all black, they can be purchased with a stainless slide as well. See more »
Written by Van Morrison
Performed by Van Morrison
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd.
Licensed courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd. See more »
Too many themes, too little time
Standout acting, especially from Viola Davis, cannot save this movie from thematic incoherence. So many themes are touched here-heist movie, loss, race, power politics, sexism, domestic abuse, sex work, etc.-that none seem fully formed. This would be a great novel, miniseries or other long form, but loses cohesion in a standard movie length.
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