The Woman in the Window
Well, the last couple of weeks have been really bad for movies. Zack Snyder's Army of the Dead came out, which was not so good and now I am talking about another terrible movie. The Woman in the Window is directed by Joe Wright and features Amy Adams And Gary Oldman.
It's based upon the novel of the same name. The film starts on a high note with the introduction of Anna and it all just goes downhill from there. The final act is decent as compared to the other parts of the movie.
Amy Adams acting was amazing though, even with a terrible screenplay, she shines in the role. What she's witnessing from her window seems pretty interesting at first but soon the plot doesn't keep you hooked and interested in what's to come. It gives me a bit of Hitchcock vibes as the film creates suspense through a blend of unpredictable characters, plot twists, ominous music (by Danny Elfman).
There are also themes concerning motherhood and a mother's role in the film, adding to the emotion and contributing to our uncertainty about Anna's state of mind. I heard people talking about the book and how this film misses key elements from it, but as I haven't read it so I can't say anything about that part. Another thing which I disliked was the pacing of this movie, it's 1hr 30ish minutes long but still feels too slow. It felt like a 2ish hour movie (lol).
This movie is the film equivalent of someone who's so excited to tell you a story that they can't wait to tell you and end up rushing it.
This movie is a weird mesh of Rear Window, The Girl in the Train and Shutter Island. If you want to watch something to shut your mind for a couple of hours, you can watch this one but still, I won't recommend it.
TSHC's SCORE: 4/10