WOMEN TALKING has much to say. It is a harsh, frank, honest discussion about leaving or staying. It “pro’s and con’s every aspect of this decision. The women are funny, scared, yet determined. They decide as a group, forged in unity. It is simply…powerful.  

I realize not everyone will like this film. It is very “talky.” But what else does this closed-off group of women have in their lives besides their friendship, work, children, and words? It is how they have survived for so long, especially when the “men come.”  Their reality is not ours by choice…until it isn’t. Their faith holds them together. 

The strength of this movie lies not only in the “emancipating” dialogue but also within the amazing ensemble of actresses assembled. Jessie Buckley, Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Judith Ivey, and Frances McDormand are spectacular in discovering and executing the “breadth and depth” of their characters. They are able to make the viewers feel every shred of pain, heartache, and love. The final scene is memorable without a syllable uttered. It is rich, visual “candy” for their souls and ours.  

WOMEN TALKING is haunting. It speaks to every woman who has been caught in similar circumstances. Their decision is freeing for everyone. 

It is playing in theaters. 

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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