I’M YOUR WOMAN (2020)- My rating: 8/10

I’m Your Woman is a neo-noir crime film directed by Julia Hart from a screenplay by Hart and Jordan Horowitz.  I’m your woman focuses on several criminals trying to assist a woman on the run after her husband, who is involved with organized crime, mysteriously goes missing. I actually saw this movie twice — it’s a good one.

In the late 1970s, a housewife named Jean (Rachel Brosnahan) is married to Eddie (Bill Heck), a professional thief. Jean’s existence appears to be somewhat mundane, to top it off, she and Eddie are unable to conceive or adopt children. One day, Eddie mysteriously comes home with a baby boy for Jean to raise. She quickly decides to name the baby Harry (Jameson and Justin Charles, Barrett Shaffer). Sometime later, Jean is awakened in the night by one of Eddie’s business partners, Jimmy (Jarrod DiGiorgi), who gives her a bag of money instructing her to take Harry and go on the run.  Jimmy leads her outside and hands her over to another partner named Cal (Arinzé Kene), who Jimmy promises will help her. Jean learns from Cal that Eddie has gone missing and that everyone is looking for him. Cal relocates Jean and baby Harry (who cries all the time) to a vacant house in the suburbs, with strict instructions not to make any friends or acquaintances.

Jean struggles with loneliness in her new surroundings so when someone knocks on her door, she defies Cal’s instructions and befriends Evelyn (Marceline Hugot), her widowed neighbor. After returning from a late-night walk with Harry, Jean realizes that her home has been broken into, which causes her to call an emergency number Cal left her.  Jean then escapes to Evelyn’s house but discovers some of Eddie’s former associates there.  In tears, Evelyn had been beaten and tied up. Cal arrives and rescues Jean and Harry, killing everyone else including Evelyn. Jean is horrified, but Cal tells her Evelyn’s death was her fault for not listening to him. Cal relocates Jean and Harry to a remote cabin that his family-owned. Jean eventually meets Terri (Marsha Stephanie Blake),  Art (Frankie Faison), and Paul (Da’mauri Parks) who helps her to piece together Eddies whole criminal existence, including the mystery surrounding his whereabouts.

I’m your woman is an intriguing film with lots of action.  The plot is somewhat different from your regular crime stories.  At this point I’m your Woman is just beginning, as there are so many twists and turns with a story that will make you go umh!  I found the film to be well acted and well scripted.  Of course, there are some parts that will have you questioning the reality of the scenes but overall, it’s a pretty entertaining movie.  There’s even a little humor buried in some of the most horrific scenes.  although the ending isn’t static, it’s a good one. The film received generally positive reviews, with praise for Brosnahan’s performance and Hart’s direction. On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, I’m Your Woman holds an approval rating of 81% based on 148 reviews, with an average rating of 6.9/10. The website’s critic’s consensus reads: “Smart, sophisticated, and subversive, I’m Your Woman is brought to life by a powerful performance from Rachel Brosnahan — and finds director Julia Hart in near-total command of her craft.” I’m Your Woman is streaming on Prime Video, FREE if you’re a Prime member of Amazon, Check It Out!

 

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