Violet (II) (2021)

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A film development executive realizes that "guiding voice" inside her head has been lying to her about everything.


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19 March 2021 | ferguson-6
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SXSW 2021 Greetings again from the darkness. Justine Bateman's first feature film as writer-director acts an education for men and a wake-up call for women. And it's welcome and effective on both fronts. Olivia Munn ("The Newsroom") stars as Violet, a film industry executive whose self-doubts and lack of confidence prevent her from every really feeling happiness. Her inner voice - she calls it "the committee" feeds her bad ju-ju and keeps her obsessed with safe decisions, rather than dynamic ones ... both personally and professionally.

As an example, her inner voice (Justin Theroux) pushes her to date an older, boring film executive for the sake of her career, rather than her screenwriting life-long friend Red (Luke Bracey) who clearly thinks more highly of Violet than she does herself. Violet's boss (Dennis Boutsikaris) purposefully belittles her which causes some of her staff to also show little respect. Violet does have some supporters who recognize the talent and strength within her, but of course, it's Violet who must come to terms with the disconnect between achieving happiness and the way she makes choices.

We see flashbacks to Violet's childhood and understand how the seeds of self-doubt were planted. The supporting cast is excellent and very deep, though some (Bonnie Bedelia for one) only appear briefly. Filmmaker Bateman uses on screen script to let us know what's going on in Violet's mind as it battles with her "committee". It's a trick that serves the purpose well. Some may recall the "Seinfeld" episode where George does "the opposite". Well that sentiment serves Violet well and puts her on the road to recovery ... and to silencing that darn committee. A terrific first feature from Ms. Bateman, and kudos for the closing credits which put the crew on camera.

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