• Certain Women (2016)

Certain Women

Release Date: October 14th, 2016

DVD Release Date: September 19th, 2017

R |1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary

Three strong-willed women (Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, Michelle Williams) strive to forge their own paths amidst the wide-open plains of the American Northwest: a lawyer who finds herself contending with both office sexism and a hostage situation; a wife and mother whose determination to build her dream home puts her at odds with the men in her life; and a young law student who forms an ambiguous bond with a lonely ranch hand.

Cast: Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, Michelle Williams, Rene Auberjonois, Jared Harris, James LeGros, John Getz, Ashlie Atkinson

Director: Kelly Reichardt

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Film Science, IFC Films

Keywords: Emotional, School, 2010s, Charming, Small town, Brooding, Love, House, Husband, Sacrifice, Wife, Friendship

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Leslie FelperinThe Hollywood Reporter

    While there’s no doubt this is the work of a filmmaker entirely in command of her craft, there’s something a trifle academic and dry about the whole exercise, and slightly lacking in narrative cohesion given the nature of its origins. show more

  • 90
    Anthony KaufmanScreen International

    Reichardt has crafted another deeply felt and beautifully ambiguous meditation on contemporary life in the far corners of the American heartland. show more

  • 88
    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap

    Certain Women gives us female characters who are smart and complicated and funny and imperfect, and it never hand-delivers a message regarding what we’re supposed to think about them. show more

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