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Plot: When a young mother’s home birth ends in unfathomable tragedy, she begins a year-long odyssey of mourning that fractures relationships with loved ones in this deeply personal story of a woman learning to live alongside her loss.
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I feel like I can’t review “Pieces of a Woman” without first addressing the elephant in the room: the horrific and violent abuse claims against lead actor Shia LaBeouf. They’re so bad that Netflix has taken the man’s name off most ads for the film and, especially considering the subject matter, it seems appropriate. LaBeouf gives an absolutely heartbreaking performance, but the allegations surrounding the actor make some of the material feel very upsetting (in particular, a scene where LaBeouf’s character tries to force unwanted sex on his partner). But to dismiss this film would be unfair to the those who worked so hard both in front of and behind the camera.
The film tells the story of Martha (Vanessa Kirby) and her partner Sean (LaBeouf) over the course of a year, set off by the new mother’s home birth that ends in an unthinkable tragedy at the hands of a flustered midwife (Molly Parker). The grief begins to overwhelm the young couple, who are coping in very different ways. The first part of the movie highlights the deep love between the two but as the months tick on, their relationship become more fractured. Making things worse is Martha’s domineering mother Elizabeth (Ellen Burstyn), who never liked Sean and sees her daughter as a failure.
Director Kornél Mundruczó has fashioned a gripping portrait of loss and grief that rests firmly on Kirby’s shoulders. She gives a raw, physical and emotional performance that is truly outstanding. She and Burstyn create a realistic family dynamic which finally explodes when Martha and Elizabeth have a tense standoff over dinner. Mom wants her daughter to deal with the tragedy head-on instead of continuing to bury the pain. It’s one of the strongest scenes in the film, and the two actors make it unforgettable.
The film has a melancholy atmosphere and tone that complements the subject matter. Everything is increasingly bleak and drab as Martha and Sean continue to make a series of bad-to-worse decisions and behaviors that eventually destroy their lives together. They deal with grief in varying ways. She bottles her sadness inside while he lashes out with increased aggression. That’s part of what makes this story such a personal journey and makes it feel achingly authentic.
Despite its flaws (including a lousy ending and numerous metaphors about building bridges and growing apples), “Pieces of a Woman” doesn’t shy away from presenting an unflinching look at deeply wounded humans who are devastated by grief. It’s a tough film to watch, but it’s an effective, intimate look at bereavement, agony, and a pain that no one could possibly heal.
‘Pieces of a Woman’ demonstrates how sometimes, even despite everyone trying their best, dark outcomes happen, and we don’t always get an answer for why. Thankfully, it also shows that there is a path for achieving post-traumatic growth, even under the most shattering of circumstances.
– Jake Watt
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Dandelions bloom in the spring and apples ripen in the fall
Unrealistic, too long and ultimately boring.
I often wonder if directors have ever been present for a fully natural childbirth? The way the birth was portrayed was so unrealistic, in every way. Including astonishingly, the baby emerging shiny and clean, with a touch of blood on its head. In real life, they are covered in vernix, a white waxy substance. Their faces are squashed a bit after being pushed the birth canal etc.
As for a woman in labour, with a few rare exceptions, it is an immensely painful and powerful experience. The acting or maybe the direction was quite awful. As a woman who has had two babies, completely naturally with zero medication, I can assure you that the way this poor actress was directed to behave during full on labour, was so unrealistic it was like a joke.
The rest of the film was so utterly boring, that I found myself looking at the time, wondering when it was ever going to end. I find the glowing reviews and Oscar gossip utterly amazing. Great acting? I do not agree at all. Mediocre at best, I did not connect with a single cast member, nor did I feel any emotion at all. Which is unusual for me, as I can cry watching a TV commercial.
I admit I’m absolutely confused about the glowing reviews. A film I would never watch again. Ever.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 6 min (126 min)
Director Kornél Mundruczó
Writer Kata Wéber
Actors Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf, Ellen Burstyn, Iliza Shlesinger
Country Canada, Hungary, USA
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 55 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa Mini, Panavision Primo and PZM Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format CFast 2.0
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (2.8K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), ProRes 4444 XQ (2.8K) (source format)
Printed Film Format DCP