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American Woman (2018)

R | | Drama, Mystery | 14 June 2019 (USA)
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A woman raises her young grandson after her daughter goes missing.

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Jake Scott

Writer:

Brad Ingelsby
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sienna Miller ... Debra
Sky Ferreira ... Bridget Callahan
Kentucker Audley ... Brett Tobeck
Christina Hendricks ... Katherine
Alexander Joseph Wildes Alexander Joseph Wildes ... Jesse (Age 1)
Maximus Thomas Wildes Maximus Thomas Wildes ... Jesse (Age 1)
Will Sasso ... Terry
Katie Elinoff Katie Elinoff ... Cindy
Rene Cadet ... Paul
Gavin Earle Gavin Earle ... Murph - Age 10
Kobi Polisky ... Patrick - Age 8
Amy Madigan ... Peggy
Adrianne Krstansky Adrianne Krstansky ... Carol Hanrick
Chet Harding Chet Harding ... Local News Reporter
Kelly Rose Golden ... Jenna Cunningham
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In a small, blue-collar town in Pennsylvania, a 32-year-old woman's teen daughter goes missing and she is left to raise her infant grandson alone. The story is told over the course of 11 years, from the time her daughter vanishes, through the the trials-and-tribulations of subsequent years looking for closure, leading up the long-awaited discovery of the truth.

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Taglines:

Never Lose Hope

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Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Most police departments do not actively search for anyone under the age of 16. For that to happen there would need to be real evidence of foul play. Even then a uniformed officer would take the original report. The report would then be assigned to a detective, most likely on the next shift. See more »

Goofs

Right before the fight between Debra and Ray, there is already egg plainly visible on the wall in the background. There must have been a previous take where Ray dumps scrambled eggs on Debra and they didn't clean it all up before filming the scene that made it into the movie. See more »

Quotes

Chris: You're a great mother. That never changed.
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Coming fom the writer of Out Of The Furnace and the producers of Manchester
4 November 2019 | by babybuletganiSee all my reviews

Coming fom the writer of Out Of The Furnace and the producers of Manchester By The Sea, this portrait of a blue-collar Pennsylvania woman wasn't going to be champagne and roses. While those films boasted well-rounded female characters, they played second fiddle. Here, Sienna Miller's Deb is the main attraction - in all her contradictory, pedestrian glory. Following Deb from 32 (a hot mess grandma) to 40 (taking control of her life), American Woman builds a rich picture of a flawed, recognisable female character. Deb dates unsuitable men while living with her teen-mum daughter, Bridget (Sky Ferreira), and baby grandson, Jesse. Her sister, Katherine (Christina Hendricks), helps when things go wrong - and they go horrifically wrong when Bridget disappears. But Bridget's absence is almost happenstance to Deb's tale of survival, as she weathers an abusive relationship to ensure Jesse has a home. It takes years for her to feel worthy of a decent partner. Maybe Aaron Paul's brickie is the one... You'll guess the outcomes, but what works is the slow-burn combo of convincing dialogue and Miller's unvarnished turn. She should be in the awards conversation - but the performances outstrip the film, so American Woman may not sufficiently linger in audiences' imaginations.


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Opening Weekend USA:

$110,552, 16 June 2019

Gross USA:

$236,637

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$245,416
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