Not every monster lives in the wild.
A lawyer puts his family in jeopardy when he captures the last member of a violent clan and tries to forcibly tame her.
A lot of genre-film fans currently feel that horror is dying in our current era of remakes, and whenever someone asks me to prove them wrong regarding this, I always tell them to watch The Woman. This is a polarizing movie, and if you don't get it I doubt you will enjoy it. I was at a screening of the film where the director, Lucky McKee, was present, and things almost got violent when a group of men and women near the back started yelling at him, saying that him and his movie were a misogynistic piece of shit. I was shocked that this film could be read as anything but feminist, but I suppose some people don't understand irony.…
“Can't have people running around the woods thinkin' they-re an animal... its not safe.”
Ever since his 2002 film, May, American director Lucky McKee has had a cult following. He recently directed another horror film, All Cheerleaders Die (it was actually a remake of his own film which he had directed with a very low budget). Prior to that remake he directed, The Woman, a film centering around a violent husband who finds a wild woman living in the woods, and decides to bring her home in the attempt to civilize her. But we soon discover that there is nothing civilized about this man who treats the women in his family with no respect at all. The Woman isn’t an…
That is not civilised behaviour!
Oddly enough this is my first Lucky McKee film in over a decade as I had only seen the brilliant May from his filmography. Here McKee directs from a screenplay he wrote along with Jack Ketchum which is an adaptation of Ketchum's own novel. On the surface it looks like your typical torture flick, but call me crazy I saw much more in it.
Early on in the film I got the distinct impression that the story was making a commentary on the roles society imposes on women. We meet the Cleek family who the word dysfunctional wouldn't even begin to describe them. Father, mother, one son and two daughters. From the very…
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My first impression of The Woman wasn't good. It felt disconnected, and awkward. The scenes just randomly jumped around on my screen, and for the awkwardness, well I still haven't decided whether it's all down to poor acting, or badly written dialogue.
Either way, the film grew on me as it progressed. The last 20 minutes alone upped the quality tremendously.
The Woman follows an abusive father, who one day captures a feral woman while hunting. He brings her home and makes her a "project" for the family. The story clearly addresses the question about who the real savages are in life. That answer can easily be answered by watching the evening news, but this story really…
Boys will be boys.
A powerful, angry, violent gut-punch of feminism and female empowerment. Watching THE WOMAN is like being lectured on the pervasiveness of male privilege in our society while a wigged-out chimpanzee throws blood and shit on your face.
Reminds me a lot of Deadgirl, what a fucking finish! Can we have a sequel plz.
Editing to add more since I think this deserves more. For one omg that soundtrack!! I'm a huge fan of Deadgirl and its exploration of abuse against women and though I feel it has the upper edge this is a perfect companion piece to it, I like that most of the abuse is off screen or implied rather than shot, except for that ending which really makes you blink after the quite tame gore of the rest of the film.
If only all rape revenge films could be this thoughtful.
This movie is not an easy watch. If the gore doesn't scare you away, it will be the very high amount of unlikable characters. The father is probably the most unlikable of all, and the actor ('name unknown') plays the role very well. How he commands everybody in his surroundings to do whatever he wants and how he aggressively reacts when one of them doesn't obey, is very well done. The way the director built up the relationship between the father and the rest of the family is really well and subtly done.
The movie has some very tedious parts, mostly in the first half, but the last part of the movie is very action-packed.
The Woman does have a…
Secuela de Offspring que aun no he tenido el gusto de ver, pero que por lo que he leído no es indispensable si no fuera por compartir protagonista. Aquí "el monstruo" es un instrumento y personaje secundario que sirve para mostrar critica social y violencia de genero, sin tapujos y al grano sobretodo en su tramo final, con momentos que recuerdan a Deadgirl , también vista en Sitges, y que el gore muestra el instinto mas animal del hombre. Otra grata sorpresa de Lucky Mckee, como lo hizo con May.
Not a bad flick...storyline was decent ..acting not too bad , overall a entertaining movie.
Mckee,grazie alla sceneggiatura del visionario Ketchum,gira un film/sequel del suo "Offspring".La trama è di gran livello,aiutata dalla splendida prova di Pollyanna Mcintosh nel ruolo della donna lupo,come il resto del cast,ma purtroppo si ha la sensazione che Mckee si compiaccia troppo nelle riprese e nella scelta della Ost veramente stucchevole e fuori luogo.Si nota anche uno scarso approfondimento della psiche del nucleo familiare,tranne il padre,ma forse può essere una scelta del regista.Il film nonostante tutto è riuscito,ha un paio di momenti veramente estremi,altri alla "Visitor Q",e una scena pre finale veramente recitata in maniera impeccabile:Mi riferisco allo scambio di battute Padre/Professoressa in salotto,per me è la migliore.Un Rape & Revenge femminista che sicuramente merita la visione,a me è piaciuto,anche se non è quel prodotto estremo che si potrebbe leggere in giro.
CW: rape, kidnapping, cannibalism, incest mention, parental/spousal abuse
Damn!! Don't do that!!
Not the normal horror. Intrigued me enough to watch prequel. Good ol' show em the heart. Sickening at points.
6/10 - Mr Pink
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i was not expecting "the woman" to be this good. i thoroughly enjoyed the fuck out of this. & i completely understand how this could be perceived as a misogynist movie, but i felt like there was a such an impressive feminist approach about this movie (which by the way I LOVE. horror movies with feminism infused in them like "ginger snaps" will get me every time.) some father finds a this girl who lives in the woods, dresses her up, tells her how to act, how to behave, etc. but when the ending came around, i felt really satisfied. WOMEN HELPING WOMEN. YAS YAS YAS YAS.
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