Certain Women

Certain Women

DVD - 2017
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The lives of three women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing her own trail.
Audience: OFA rating: PG.
Publisher: Culver City : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2017.
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Certa
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (107 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm
Language Note: In English with French subtitles.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.


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Oct 08, 2017

With great actresses like Laura Dern and Michelle Williams I expected to like this film more than I did... I cannot put my finger on exactly why I was disappointed, but the first story involving the hostage situation seemed unbelievable. Perhaps the fact that this film portrays three unrelated heroines and story lines, I did not bond well with the characters. Two weeks after viewing the film I cannot clearly recall the middle story. Mild positive recommendation. Kristi & Abby Tabby

Sep 29, 2017

I felt the stories were left unfinished but I guess that's the point. Life goes on and we don't know what will happen or where we'll end up. I enjoyed it.

Sep 26, 2017

I watched this film based on critic's reviews and was disappointed. Certainly not a "bad" movie but ......

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.

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