Movies From the Hat 7 – #8 – Jane’s Pick – Certain Women (2016)


This is my 3953rd Review

Thanks to Jane of 500 Days of Films for this recommendation.

Here are her thoughts on the film.

“A guy in prison! I can’t believe she found a guy in prison. I’m a guy in prison what’s wrong with me? ” – Fuller

Number of Times Seen – 1 (10 Apr 2018)

Brief Synopsis – Three stories of small town women who’s lives are being changed by the way they try to help those around them.

My Take on it – This is a film that I had heard some really good things about and was excited to see what it was all about.

The acting is superb and all 4 of the women; Laura Dern, Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart and Lily Gladstone do wonderful jobs with their characters and present us with very strong performances.

The three tales that this film tells are all quite good and they feel extremely realistic and from that perspective, this film works really well.

Unfortunately something feels missing from the movie as a whole that takes away from this film being even better.

The connections between the three various stories are very minor and it makes this film feel like three short stories instead of telling a larger idea.

I think that if there would have been a bot more overlap between them, the stories could have an even larger impact on one another.

Another issue that I had with this film is the fact that none of the stories feel as if they give us a satisfying conclusion, they just end instead of giving us enough closure.

Bottom Line – This is a film that is acted really well and tells three pretty interesting stories, but something is clearly missing in order to take it one notch up.  The connections between the three stories are minor and I would have been happier if they had a larger impact on one another and overlapped more.  Another issue that I had with these stories is that none of them really have good end closure by the end. The film does feel quite realistic tho and from that perspective it works really well. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Kristen Stewart’s usual approach to learning her lines is to quickly memorize them and then alter some wording to add idiosyncrasies to her characters. During the shooting of this film, she was told by the director that she would have to say her lines word for word, stating in an interview that “words are very important to her (Kelly Reichardt).” (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)

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