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.
When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. An adaptation of the memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer Lee Israel.
Richard E. Grant,
One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontline of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.
A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.
"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
When you see a film with a cast like this one, it's bound to be exciting. You expect great things... but I'm genuinely sorry to say, on this occasion, I don't think great things are delivered.
Firstly, various reviews claim there are really shocking 'twists'. No. Anyone actively watching this film will spot the supposed twists coming from a hundred miles away, much as we did. In actual fact, the thing that did surprise me was how predictable the plot really was.
There are many parts of the film that are entertaining, good even - but it could have been so much better. It is so slow burning that you expect it to build to a spectacular climax. All the waiting should pay off. For me, this just isn't the case.
Yes, the acting is (as you might expect) impressive. There were some scenes that had me hiding my eyes and some others that did move me. But at the end, when you have sat through what feels like hours of build up, the end may leave you feeling just a little bit flat.
Is it worth seeing? Yes. Am I likely to ever want to watch it again? No.
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