Violet

2021

Drama

136
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 82%
IMDb Rating 6 10 108

Synopsis


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November 9, 2021

Cast

Jim O'Heir as Dennis Fitcher
Kameron Hood as Martin Vale
Keith Powers as Keith
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849.99 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
92 min
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1.71 GB
1920×1080
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
92 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ferguson-6 8 / 10 / 10

note to self

SXSW 2021 Greetings again from the darkness. Justine Bateman's first feature film as writer-director acts an education for men and a wake-up call for women. And it's welcome and effective on both fronts. Olivia Munn ("The Newsroom") stars as Violet, a film industry executive whose self-doubts and lack of confidence prevent her from every really feeling happiness. Her inner voice - she calls it "the committee" feeds her bad ju-ju and keeps her obsessed with safe decisions, rather than dynamic ones ... both personally and professionally. As an example, her inner voice (Justin Theroux) pushes her to date an older, boring film executive for the sake of her career, rather than her screenwriting life-long friend Red (Luke Bracey) who clearly thinks more highly of Violet than she does herself. Violet's boss (Dennis Boutsikaris) purposefully belittles her which causes some of her staff to also show little respect. Violet does have some supporters who recognize the talent and strength within her, but of course, it's Violet who must come to terms with the disconnect between achieving happiness and the way she makes choices. We see flashbacks to Violet's childhood and understand how the seeds of self-doubt were planted. The supporting cast is excellent and very deep, though some (Bonnie Bedelia for one) only appear briefly. Filmmaker Bateman uses on screen script to let us know what's going on in Violet's mind as it battles with her "committee". It's a trick that serves the purpose well. Some may recall the "Seinfeld" episode where George does "the opposite". Well that sentiment serves Violet well and puts her on the road to recovery ... and to silencing that darn committee. A terrific first feature from Ms. Bateman, and kudos for the closing credits which put the crew on camera.

Reviewed by dave-87218 9 / 10 / 10

Enough Already

A great idea but the endless nagging gets old very quickly. The same idea, with more subtle execution, would have made a much better movie. And why is the voice in her head, a man's voice? She's a woman and she was ground down by her mother, another woman. A man's voice makes NO sense.

Reviewed by jenniferlpreston-75806 9 / 10 / 10

Perfectly Portrayed Inner Critic Battle

I just saw this film at the Woodstock Film Festival and it moved me. It is a nuanced and well crafted portrayal of the inner critic and high-functioning anxiety disorder many of us suffer from. I love what Batemen does with the male authority voice over and the more feminine empathic hand-written voice over... the committee in our head. It was perfect in its chaos and cruelty and hope all at once. Munn added subtly and sensitivity and even humor. Her body carriage changes as the film progress, how she carries herself changes - and you really root for her to grow disenchanted with the critic she caries with her. As the film progresses you want her to see the lies she tells herself, and for someone who also struggles with these voices - its such an important film. Life saving perhaps. Thank you Justine Bateman.

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