American Woman (2018) Movie Review

Director: Jake Scott

Writer: Brad Ingelsby (Screenplay)

Starring: Sienna Miller, Sky Ferreira, Chrstina Hendricks, Aaron Paul, Kentucker Audley, Will Sasso

Plot: A woman raises her young grandson after her daughter goes missing.


Tagline – Never Lose Hope

Runtime: 1 Hour 51 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: American Woman starts when grandmother Debra (Miller) agrees to look at her grandson Jesse, when her daughter Bridget (Ferreira) vanishes leaving her alone with a baby. With the whole town searching for Bridget nobody can find her anywhere or even a body.

When Jesse turns 7, Debra has changed her life to try and build a future for him, with the support of her sister Katherine (Hendricks) and her family, as they all look to give Jesse a normal life.

Thoughts on American Woman

ThoughtsAmerican Woman is a brilliant drama looking at how one person’s life is turned upside down when her teenage daughter vanishes, leaving her with a new born baby to raise. The story jumps through time to see the different stages that Debra is going through, the panic on her going missing, the stage where she is looking to improve herself and the stage where she has made something out of herself. This will show the difficult stages in her life, but how she is making the best possible life for her grandson. Sienna Miller is a revelation in the leading role, hitting levels we never imagined she could have before. This is a brilliant drama showing how one moment can change the lives of everyone in an American family that must come together to remain strong, through the unknown.

Final Thoughts American Woman is a brilliant drama where Sienna Miller gives a career best performance.

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