The Woman (I) (2011)

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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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29 January 2014 | natashabowiepinky
5
| Well, I won't be buying the soundtrack...
The description may sound like this man who abducts this wild girl from a nearby forest to attempt to change her primitive behaviour, is a hero... but nothing could be further from the truth. He already beats his wife black and blue, has impregnated his oldest daughter, and encourages his mental case son to engage in psychopathic behaviour. And who knows what fate lies in store for his smallest girl. The bloke is nothing but a misogynistic lunatic, and just sees this 'savage' as someone else to control and abuse. She however, may be made of sterner stuff than his usual crowd...

It's a very well made film, which constantly has you guessing as to what level of degradation this outwardly respectable lawyer will put his family and his captive through next. Whatever you may think, chances are it is worse.

Surely not as horrific though, as the dreadful background songs we have to listen to throughout. If the director has a son who's started a band in his garage, was it really necessary to include their screeching in his flick? Sometimes it's best to tell your kid that they've got NO TALENT for something they're passionate about... and leave them to find their true calling. Maybe something to do with shelf-stacking.

There is something lacking at the centre too, which would make this truly compelling... Could it be the endless parade of torture subtracts from the human element, and ends up damaging the movie as a whole? Possibly. Or perhaps it's Brandon Gerald Fuller's too-successful performance as the deranged patriarch. Sometimes, I couldn't concentrate on the goings-on... I wanted to slap him so badly. A job well done, I guess. Too well done... 5/10

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