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Certain Women (2016)

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The lives of three women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail.

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Certain Women drops us into a handful of intersecting lives across Montana. A lawyer (Laura Dern) tries to defuse a hostage situation and calm her disgruntled client (Jared Harris), who feels slighted by a workers' compensation settlement. A married couple (Michelle Williams and James Le Gros) breaks ground on a new home but exposes marital fissures when they try to persuade an elderly man to sell his stockpile of sandstone. A ranch hand (Lily Gladstone) forms an attachment to a young lawyer (Kristen Stewart), who inadvertently finds herself teaching a twice-weekly adult education class, four hours from her home. Written by Polly_Kat

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$60,898 (USA) (14 October 2016)

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$1,032,942 (USA) (25 November 2016)
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"Certain Women" is the first film Kelly Reichardt directed that reached $1 million at the box office. See more »

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When Elizabeth Travis first starts her school law course, she begins writing her name as "Eliz..." on the blackboard, then wipes it out and simply writes "Beth". A little later a fully written but crossed out "Elizabeth" appears next to the "Beth". See more »

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References Antiques Roadshow (1997) See more »

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This movie is a MUST SEE! Here's why
3 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

I heard about this movie one morning watching the news. They made mention of a new Kristen Stewart movie, and that caught my attention. Mostly because I remember her from when she was here filming Twilight years ago, and the week I spent hoovering around the production crew watching how they make movies. So, because of that, I decided to pay attention to the interview.

They showed a small part from the movie of her in the diner with Jamie. Clearly to highlight Kristen's roll, but it was actually Jamie (Lily Gladstone) that got me interested in the movie. There was just something about her that attracted me to knowing more about what this story was about. I looked the movie up, on here. Read about it, saw some trailers, and became instantly curious and had to go see it, and I really glad I did.

This movie is really easy to relate too for everyday life. That's one of the main things I love about it, but I couldn't relate with the first 2 chapters. I did enjoy the first, more than the second, but it was the third that really got me.

Lily Gladstone's character and the amazing job she did, will make you feel. We've all seen movies that have tear jerking moments where we wipe our eyes and move on like nothing happened. Not here...Lily stole this movie.

Her performance was so amazing it grabbed my be all emotions, and held me on the edge. It made me feel in a way I have never felt before watching a movie with how real and how much I, and most people can relate to her in life whether someone is alone, or just lonely in our heads. We've all felt what she makes us feel.

(Not spoiler, this is in articles) The way she feels isolated and lonely and goes out just to try and find interaction with anyone, the way she just wants to be surrounded by people and even sitting in the back of the class is enough to feel included and a part of something. We've all felt that.

I also loved the ending, which I can only imagine was left open for personal interpretation. I could be wrong though... You'll just have to make up your own mind when you see it.

That's why this movie is a must see.

Thank you Lily, for such an amazing, and real performance, and making me feel along your journey with you.

P.S. If you are someone who has been or still does feel alone, or lonely whether in life, or in your own mind. Just remember when you go see this movie.

You will be in a room full of people who think and feel exactly the way you do. Strike up a conversation with someone. You might just make a friend.


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