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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,898, 16 October 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,032,942, 25 November 2016
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Trivia

Kristen Stewart's usual approach to learning her lines is to quickly memorize them and then alter some wording to add idiosyncrasies to her characters. During the shooting of this film, she was told by the director that she would have to say her lines word for word, stating in an interview that "words are very important to her (Kelly Reichardt)." See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Fuller: A guy in prison! I can't believe she found a guy in prison. I'm a guy in prison what's wrong with me?
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References Antiques Roadshow (1997) See more »

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Boats To Build
Written by Guy Clark and Verlon Thompson
Performed by Guy Clark
Published by EMI April Music Inc. on behalf of itself, Ides of March Music GSC Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group by arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Teenagers could have made a better film
20 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

If you think the trailer is cryptic and "i need to see that movie to see what it's all about", don't. Really. Do. Not.

I just saw the movie in the theatre and it's exactly like the trailer. No story, no music, no real message and no link between the lives of these four women except that each of them is supremely boring. At the end of it, most people were laughing like me, kind of stung, baffled, at the lack of action at the beginning, the middle and even the end.

For the LGBT community, nothing interesting to see there either.

Save your money and go see something else.


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