The Woman (2011) Movie Review
The Woman (2011)
Directed by Lucky McKee (May)
Reviewer: Chuck Conry
The film we are about to review is called, The Woman. It’s apparently a loose sequel to another film called The Offspring. Now since I hadn’t seen The Offspring I had no real clue what this one was going to be like until I just shut up and watched it and now I can say it wasn’t that bad..Not bad at all actually. I’m pretty sure any man hating feminist out there would get a giant kick out of it to be exact. Since all men are evil and we enslave women and all that jazz ya know? That being said I must still admit that I wanted to see the males in this film die in the worst way possible..So, great job!!
When a successful country lawyer named, Chris, captures and attempts to “civilize” the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast coast for decades, he puts the lives of his family in jeopardy. Now you might ask yourself why someone would find a wild woman in the woods and want to keep her. I asked myself this same question as well. Clearly no sane or normal person would want to do such a thing. But as this movie goes from start to finish we seem to notice that Chris and his family aren’t really what most of us would call “normal”.
A movie like this one is a little complex to break down. On one hand you have people doing things that you wouldn’t normally see people do in certain situations. Things just lack real logic. Like for one, how could a jungle woman live in the jungle that long without being noticed? And why would someone who spots her in the woods want to go through the trouble of capturing her and keeping her as a pet of sorts? Well the part about her being in the woods and not being noticed is something we never really clear up. Perhaps I should see The Offspring for that answer? But the other part there becomes fairly obvious as the movie rolls along.
Looking passed that however, we have a film with one of the more interested and unique story lines we’ve seen in some time. Not only is the story very different and somewhat compelling at times. The actors in this thing work great, for he most part, to make everything just seem to flow and work well. Now I must call attention to the teacher of one of Chris’ children in the film. Her line delivery and acting just seemed somewhat off in this. But would you hold it against me if I also said that she was just soo darn cute and likeable anyway that you just don’t care too much? I’m sorry if that’s sexist or makes me sound like a jerk but it’s true. On the other end of that issue, credit MUST be given to Sean Bridgers who plays “Chris” and Zach Rand who plays his son “Brian”. They are very VERY hate-able in this movie and that’s just what they need to be.
As our film unfolds upon our viewing, The Woman, in the film The Woman, played outstandingly by Pollyanna McIntosh who’s soo pretty I’m sure it was hard to make her look savage, just steals the whole thing. She’s never made out to be a bad person, just a survivor taken from her natural habitat. And once the film reaches it’s end you’ll be rooting for her to get her revenge on anyone who might have wronged her in the film. It’s really a lot of fun to see. And to top it off, the whole movie packs a few twists, turns, and surprises to keep things interesting. If you get the chance to see, The Woman, I think you should take it. It’s a pretty cool flick.
I liked it pretty well. I do kinda wish it got a little bloodier there towards the end, but I think it was just fine for what it was. Not sure it makes me want to backtrack and watch The Offspring anytime soon, but I think you’ll get by just fine having not seen it when it comes to seeing, The Woman. Let this be a big moral lesson to you all that you should never try to capture women you find in the woods.
The Rating (7/10)