Last night I was out here in these streets for the advance screening of WIDOWS! Did you come out too? I gave away twenty admit-two tickets. Next time I should include a meetup.
Anyway, I saw the WIDOWS cast list and I was immediately excited for Viola Dais and Cynthia Erivo. I hardly watch live TV, so I had not seen any commercials, and I intentionally did not watch the trailer I shared with you.
GO SEE THE MOVIE! THIS IS NOT A CHILD-FRIENDLY MOVIE! THE MOVIE IS RATED R FOR A SEASON.
Here are my immediate thoughts without any spoilers:
- I used every emotion while watching this movie. Insert the most commonly used emojis here.
- We talked back to the screen.
- We celebrated the girl power on the screen and verbally chastised them when they were tripping.
- I thought I had things figured out and then boom *plot twist*
- There were things that pissed me off because I know they are real.
- There were things I could relate to.
- You might want to chin check your man just to make sure y’all are good.
- Daniel Kaluuya showed us a different side and MY GOSH he was full on committed to this role.
- One the of the characters I loved to hate won me over.
- I love Belle (Cynthia Erivo) even more, this is her time and she does not disappoint.
- Belle (Cynthia Erivo) had the BEST QUOTEABLES in this movie. Please know that I have added them to my daily repertoire. I will be reading folks with even better class. Ha!
- There is no shortage of action.
- I would so see it again!
ABOUT THE MOVIE:
From Academy Award®-winning director Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”) and co-writer and bestselling author Gillian Flynn (“Gone Girl”) comes a blistering, modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion, and corruption. “Widows” is the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities. Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica (Oscar® winner Viola Davis), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. “Widows” also stars Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Daniel Kaluuya, Lukas Haas and Brian Tyree Henry.
CAST: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Garret Dillahunt, Carrie Coon, Jacki Weaver, Jon Bernthal, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo with Robert Duvall and Liam Neeson
The Style Medic and I gave it two amusing thumbs up!
WIDOWS IS IN THEATERS NOVEMBER 16th!