Certain Women

Certain Women

DVD - 2017
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A stirring look at three women striving to forge their own paths amidst the wide-open plains of the American Northwest: a lawyer who finds herself contending with both office sexism and a hostage situation; a wife and mother whose determination to build her dream home puts her at odds with the men in her life; and a young law student who forms an ambiguous bond with a lonely ranch hand. A portrait emerges of flawed, but strong-willed individuals in the process of defining themselves.
Publisher: [United States] :, The Criterion Collection,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781681433523
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Sep 05, 2017

Critics rated this film very highly for its subtlety and nuance.
We rate it Five Yawns, for its stultifying pace, flat and uninteresting characters, and almost total absence of plot.

Sep 03, 2017

A quiet, understated film about four everyday women just trying to get by.

Aug 31, 2017

A very good movie. Three stories of three women lightly intersected. Calm and serene even with the hostage scene.

Aug 19, 2017

This quiet movie is small on words and big on emotional impact. The slow pace serves to heighten the tension in each scene, and the four lead actors (Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams and Lily Gladstone) are phenomenal. The style, setting and themes are reminiscent of Brokeback Mountain.

Aug 05, 2017

Should have been titled "At least one semi-interesting thing happens in the mundane lives of certain women ..."

Jul 17, 2017

I have a high tolerance for "different" movies and often like what others abhor. But I kept watching this waiting for something to happen. It's WAAAAAAY too slow and pointless. I watched the whole thing expecting something to happen, but nothing ever did. I can't get back that hour and 46 minutes.

Jul 01, 2017

The range of comments here is a reminder that what you bring to a movie will in large part determine what you take from it. Kelly Reichardt has written and directed another fine film. It's a triptych of stories focused on four women in rural Montana, wonderfully elliptical and understated. The principal players are all good (as you would expect with this cast), but the standout is newcomer Lily Gladstone. What she does with her face and features is amazing, as she seeks to make a connection with Kristen Stewart in the last episode. If you liked Reichardt's "Wendy and Lucy", don't miss this film.

Jun 28, 2017

A return to form for Kelly Reichardt after her last couple of films- based on the stories of Maile Maloy- I found the film to have a Raymond Carver-esque tone to it- which is a good thing in my book. Stellar acting all around.

Jun 09, 2017

I wanted to like it. I can get into indy or foreign films that are quiet. tender and deep. This one though... sorry, just too little to go on I am afraid to say. Just not enough.

Jun 07, 2017

Just like any other movie that has won film festival awards this one stunk. It should have been a clear winner of the Snorefest Award.

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