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Widows (2018)

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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.

Director:

Steve McQueen

Writers:

Gillian Flynn (screenplay by), Steve McQueen (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 19 wins & 94 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Viola Davis ... Veronica
Liam Neeson ... Harry Rawlings
Jon Bernthal ... Florek
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo ... Carlos
Coburn Goss ... Jimmy Nunn
Michelle Rodriguez ... Linda
Alejandro Verdin ... Xavy
Bailey Rhyse Walters ... Gracie (as Bailey Walters)
Elizabeth Debicki ... Alice
Carrie Coon ... Amanda
Robert Duvall ... Tom Mulligan
Colin Farrell ... Jack Mulligan
Molly Kunz ... Siobhan
James Vincent Meredith ... John / Mulligan Man
Brian Tyree Henry ... Jamal Manning
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Storyline

"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

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Left with nothing. Capable of anything.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language throughout, and some sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jack Mulligan: What I've learned from men like my father and your husband is that you reap what you sow.
Veronica: Let's hope so.
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Connections

Featured in Widows Unmasked: A Chicago Story (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Madame George
Written by Van Morrison
Performed by Van Morrison
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd.
Licensed courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd.
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Too many themes, too little time
21 October 2018 | by spidaman-05614See all my reviews

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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Release Date:

16 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,361,307, 18 November 2018

Gross USA:

$42,402,632

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$75,984,700
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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