LITTLE WOODS IS A REFRESHINGLY NEW TYPE OF WESTERN (REVIEW)
Job Hunting. Abortion. Making rent. Sexual assault. It has all the ingredients to craft up the next big Lena Dunham production. But Little Woods is Not your normal generational flick. Two twenty something women trying to make ends meet in Rural America where industrial jobs rule the industry.
Tessa Thompson has proved she can tackle any variety of role thrown at her — AI amusement park boss, art-fueled afro liberal and now a drug peddling rural 20-something. In a rural STATE town, ... (Tessa Thompson) is a woman trying to start anew. Fighting the demons of her past — along with her sister .. () — Apparently was a short film at first.
It’s not as “in your face” or self-reliant on its thematic elements. A more modest approach to today’s millennial lower working class.
What’s fantastic about Little Woods is that the 20-something’s it follows reflect the feelings of many millennials that’s underrepresented in films about millennials — expectations. For these sisters they just hope to find a good job and be a good parent. There’s no starry eyed dreamer or aspiring intern. This is the infancy world of hunting, bull riding, trailers, cowboy hats and unglorified teen moms, now adults.
Outstanding central performance by Tessa Thompson. She’s not alone though.
Throughout the enormity of the film the camera was in good hands, supervised by a seasoned? Director.
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STAR RATING (OUT OF 5) — ★★★★
WATCH IT OR SKIP IT? — WATCH IT
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