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"Direct Your Power"
  • TV-PG
  • 2011
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • 6.9  (1,189)

Five is a star-studded movie that features a compilation of five short films, all of which are directed by five different women. The stories revolve around women of diverse cultural backgrounds, ages, and social classes, exploring their individual struggles, and how they strengthen their resilience to move on with life. The movie is an ode to women's power and embodies the strength of their resilience in different scenarios.

The first short-story titled 'Lili Taylor' centers around the life of a woman named Pearl, played by the fantastic actress, Lili Taylor. Pearl is dealing with breast cancer and fighting to keep her life and her family. The short film explores Pearl's struggles, including her hesitation to undergo chemotherapy, which starts to affect her career growth. The storyline portrays a powerful message about cancer's psychological damage, highlighting women's bravery and strength despite their vulnerability.

The second short-film stars Rosario Dawson and Ana Asensio, playing the characters Mia and Lisa, respectively. The story titled 'Cheyanne' revolves around the friendship and love between the two women, both of whom have experienced losses in their life. They find solace in each other's company while trying to rebuild their shattered lives.

The third short film titled 'Mira Sorvino' stars the actress, Mira Sorvino, and features the story of an engaged woman heading to her wedding video-taped by her fiancé, only for her to stumble upon a devastating secret that could change her life forever. The short film highlights the power of forgiveness and confrontations, and the importance of communicating and resolving issues.

The fourth short film titled 'Lyndsy Fonseca' revolves around the life of a teenage girl named Dakota, played by the actress, Lyndsy Fonseca. The plot deals with the struggles that come with adolescence as Dakota copes with a mother struggling with addiction and a father trying to cope with it all. The short film showcases the importance of family support, especially during emotionally challenging times.

The final short-film titled 'Patricia Clarkson,' stars the actress, Patricia Clarkson, as a mother dealing with the pain of losing her son in 9/11. It follows her journey towards recovery by confronting sadness, grief, and the need to move on, while maintaining her dignity in the face of her personal tragedy.

Five is an emotional roller-coaster that reminds us of the inner strength and resilience that women exhibit daily, irrespective of the struggles they face. Each short-film is beautifully directed, and the acting performances of the star cast are nothing short of excellent, keeping audiences emotionally invested in each story. The short films also touch on underlying societal issues such as breast cancer, substance addiction, single parenting, and grief, capturing the essence of the human experience.

In conclusion, Five is a poignant collection of short films that leaves you feeling a sense of empowerment and admiration for women. It brings to the forefront the resilience, strength, and vulnerability of women through their struggles, triumphs, and recovery. The movie is a must-watch for anyone who seeks inspiration or who affirms their belief in women's power.

Five is a 2011 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 28 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9.

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Five is available to watch, stream, download and buy on demand at Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent Five for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
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    6.9  (1,189)