When a successful country lawyer 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.
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Revolting, ugly, disturbing, etc. Very well directed, implausibly written (but not POORLY written), and deeply unpleasant. I feel completely helpless when watching movies based on Jack Ketchum novels, and "The Woman" is no exception. I can't say I recommend the experience it provides, but it's not a bad film.
My senses were dulled and my intelligence insulted for 100 straight minutes. Congratulations to (the normally talented) Lucky McKee, if that was indeed the goal. It's almost too easy to catalog the list of things wrong with "The Woman" - the ill-fitting adult alternative soundtrack, Sean Bridgers' George W. Bush-channeling performance, the film's complete disconnect from anything resembling reality. Skip it.
i think the most notable thing about this movie is mckee's constant use of terrible, pseudo-90s alternative rock as the score. it's not nearly as ~edgy~ as he'd like it to be (although the constant violence against women did turn my stomach, so congrats?), but the ending is better than expected.
Could've only come from the authorship of Lucky McKee. If an auteur is more about personal style, I'd make a case for him being one. Always with a light sensibility amiss dark subject matter, he may be the closest director we now have that fits Tim Burton's heyday of odd eccentricism, lacking his gothicism but with a John Hughes-akin pop-style. And the so McKee-sounding soundtrack always matches this odd tonal clash.
McKee's take on Pygmalion. This film lacks any subtlety, but it quickly becomes clear that this film doesn't need it. Once you accept that it's an out and out comedy (albeit one I didn't laugh during) you can forgive it's bluntness and lack of subtlety. The ending is utterly cathartic and makes one glad (?) they sat through the rest of the horror. The camera work and acting are astounding...