Widows

There’s always more to the story…

We would like to say Regal Cinema Atlantic Station gets a big fat F for yesterday’s film experience.  Now, we got that out…on to the review.  

Steve McQueen, Gillian Flynn, Viola Davis, and Sade.  That alone is enough to consider this worth a trip to the movies.   Based on a 1982 British TV Series with the same name, “Widows” does not disappoint.  After the death of their husbands, these women are united under a common bond – clearing a debt from their deaths so they can move forward.  As with anything in a woman’s story, there’s always more.  The death of their husbands, the death of truth in what they knew about their husbands, the death of belief in our public institutions, and their own truth about who they were.  They had the balls to do it and reclaim what they knew to be true.

Then..Sade started singing!

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From the desk of Dr. Dion Metzger: 

BAD ASS. Viola Davis impressed me, Daniel Kaluuya scared the hell out of me and Steve McQueen completely blew me away.  “Widows” stop playing about an hour in at our theater and we didn’t budge. We were fully captivated and refused to leave before seeing the ending.  This wasn’t just a heist movie. It had depth with touching all chords from political ignorance to infidelity to police shootings of unarmed men.  The setting of “Widows” being in contemporary Chicago was deliberate and effective. This cast and script worked in complete harmony to take us on a well orchestrated hi-speed chase.  I’ve had my eye on Brian Tyree Henry since I first saw his flawless portrayal of “Paperboy”in Atlanta. He’s on the rise. I also want to give a shout out to Liam Neeson. I never get tired of seeing you in all your action glory. I highly recommend taking the ride of “Widows” in a movie seat.

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Widows

Director:  Steve McQueen

Stars:   Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Liam Neeson
Runtime: 2 hrs, 9 mins

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