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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…
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.
You know those movies where you can imagine the director snickering on set, visualizing his audience cringing and jumping at the poorly written, unoriginal, shock value heavy film he's making for them? Yeah, I hate those kinds of movies too.
- The Spork Guy
Auf dem Sundance Film Festival 2011 hat “The Woman” schon reichlich für Aufregung gesorgt.
Als Abschluss einer Buch-Trilogie (“Beutezeit”, “Beutegier”, “The Woman”) von Genre-Autor Jack Ketchum (bekannt durch das Buch “Evil”) erzählt “The Woman” (der eigentlich besser “The Women” heissen sollte) von einer kleinen Familie, deren Familienoberhaupt eine wilde Frau einfängt und diese zu domestizieren versucht. Was anfangs noch etwas stupide, in recht wirren Bildern veranschaulicht wird, entwickelt sich schnell zu einer Sozialstudie. Denn ist die wilde Frau auch erstmal eher Tier als Mensch, so dreht sich der Spieß radikal um, wie auch das Bild der Familie, das einem als Zuschauer erst serviert wird.
Schnell ist klar, wer den Ton in der Familie angibt, und wie weh ein Aufbegehren tun…
What a great movie, very underestimated.
Basically a violent version of a „Little House on the Prairie” and somehow it reminds me a lot of „Deadgirl”.
By the way, whoever thinks that this movie is about hating women must have watched a completely different movie than me.
A stupid movie. That's all I can think of to say about it.
Lucky McKee does it again with an awesome adaptation of Jack Ketchum's novel. This one has a lawyer hunting in the woods when he finds a woman who appears to live in the forest in a primitive manner. She just grunts and looks feral. This doesn't stop the man from trapping her, then taking her to his basement. She is chained up and kept for his amusement (mostly sexually). He has a wife. two daughters and a son who are all shown the wild woman. They all think its cool to have a new pet except for mom and the oldest daughter. Things get much worse.
Jack Ketchum loves to write about women being held captive if you remember the…
proud of her
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