"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 movie wrangled the whole cast and crew into doing a 28-day cleanse. When she appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014), Davis 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." Out of the 28 days the liquid cleanse was supposed to last, Davis lasted for two days before she broke down and went to McDonald's. See more »
When the husbands' gang is surrounded and the van explodes, it neatly separates into two halves as it was clearly cut in two by the production crew. Real explosions are not so neat. See more »
So, what has happened to the world? That normal now passes as excellence? When did we lower our standards? There seems to be no expectation to go above and beyond what one might know, or might want to know. It seems people are blissful in their own ignorance. How far have we fallen? Indeed, how far have we fallen? We are living in an environment where people are blind. What you don't see, you don't know. Out of sight, out of mind. So now, ignorance is the new normal! In fact, ignorance is the ...
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You Rock My World
Written by Michael Jackson, Fred Jerkins (as Fred Jerkins III), Lashawn Daniels (as LaShawn Ameen Daniels), Rodney Jerkins & Nora Payne
Performed by Michael Jackson
Published by MiJac Music (administered by Sony/ATV Songs LLC), Sony/ATV Melody, EMI April Music Inc., EMI Blackwood Music Inc., & (c) Published by Notting Hill Music (UK) Ltd. administered by Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Courtesy of MJJ Productions Inc.
Licensed by Sony Music Entertainment 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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