The Woman in the Window

The Woman in the Window
Running time:100 minutes
Director:Joe Wright
Release:Netflix
Release date:14 may 2021
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Anna Fox, an agoraphobic child psychologist living in a cloistered New York home, begins spying through her window on the perfect-looking family across the street. Her life is turned upside down when she accidentally witnesses a gruesome crime.

Mulder's Review

Some films find a special significance in this period of coming out of global confinement. While for several months our actual life was changed forever and we had to face the closure of many cultural places (cinema, museums, theaters, concert halls), our way of seeing things was affected like discovering new movies thanks to the streaming platforms that took a greater importance in our life whether it is Netflix, Disney +, Apple TV+ or Prime video. 

Joe Wright's new film based on a screenplay by Tracy Letts is not only a brilliant thriller but also a true cinematic experience. After having directed such outstanding films as Pride & Prejudice (2005), Atonement (2007), Hanna (2011), Pan (2015) and more recently Darkest Hour (2017), Joe Wright's new film is not only a tribute to Alfred Hitchcock's films (Rear Window (1954) comes to mind) but also a successful adaptation of the bestseller by A. J. Finn. 

Anna Fox (Amy Adams) is an agoraphobic child psychologist who finds herself watching the perfect family across the street through the windows of her New York home. Her life is turned upside down when she inadvertently witnesses a brutal crime. Based on the gripping best-selling novel and adapted by Tracy Letts, shocking secrets are revealed and nothing and no one is what they seem in this suspenseful psychological thriller. 

While theaters will reopen in a few days in France, The Woman in the Window allows us to wait and especially to benefit from a sumptuous cast worthy of the great Hollywood films, whether it is Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie, Jennifer Jason Leigh or Julianne Moore. The plot perfectly mastered supported by an inspired direction of Joe Wright has totally convinced us and we can only advise you to discover this movie on Netflix when it will be released in a few days.

The Woman in the Window
Directed by Joe Wright
Produced by Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, Anthony Katagas
Screenplay by Tracy Letts
Based on The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn
Starring Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie, Fred Hechinger, Wyatt Russell, Brian Tyree Henry, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Julianne Moore
Music by Danny Elfman
Cinematography : Bruno Delbonnel
Edited by Valerio Bonelli
Production companies : 20th Century Studios, Fox 2000 Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions
Distributed by Netflix
Release date : May 14, 2021 (United State, France)
Running time 100 minutes

Seen on May 12, 2021 (Netflix Press Access)

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