Atom User Reviews for Women Talking
This movie lives up to its title. The drama is unsubtle too.
One of the most powerful films of the year.
I was 100 percent unengaged. #masturbatoryclaptrap
Despite a morose colour palette that can feel a little eat-your-vegetables at times, the film is beautifully performed and gripping in a chewy, nuanced, contemplative way – as its title suggests, the talking, as well as the thinking it kindles, is the point.
For a while, each of their characters seems trapped in a loop from which she can’t break free, unlike the beatific Mara. But the group’s seasoned elders, played by Ivey and McCarthy, are the characters that stay with you. The two veteran players’ understated performances beautifully ground the film with positive wisdom. Lots of words are said in Women Talking, but when these two speak, you perk up and listen.
Women Talking reduces women to their words, as the title implies, a choice that is bold but limiting.