The Woman Review

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Successful town lawyer Chris (Sean Bridgers) finds a feral woman outside his house. Taking her in, he attempts to teach her civilsation, but things don't end well. At all.


It’s more than a little disingenuous to call a movie with such a misogynist villain a feminist tract, but it’s not impossible to see this as both a satire on post-9/11 foreign policy and a link in the macabre chain that began with Psycho. In having the outwardly respectable Cleek clan capture and abuse a feral creature plucked from the Maine backwoods, director Lucky McKee has consciously courted controversy. Moreover, he dwells so lasciviously on the sin that the denunciation of Sean Bridgers’ domestic tyranny lacks sincerity. But the dark sitcomedic mood is determinedly maintained, and Angela Bettis and Lauren Ashley Carter are chillingly effective as Bridgers’ victimised wife and daughter.

So horrifying it caused a number of hardcore journos to storm out of its Sundance screening, btu if you've got thick, thick skin, you might find something here.