Just Like a Woman

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"two friends - one journey - no limits"
  • R
  • 2013
  • 1 hr 27 min
  • 5.5  (2,924)
  • 39

Just Like a Woman is a 2012 drama and road trip movie directed by Rachid Bouchareb, starring Sienna Miller, Golshifteh Farahani, and Bahar Soomekh. The film revolves around these two women, Mona and Marilyn, who come from different backgrounds but are both struggling to overcome personal challenges. The two embark on a life-changing journey and ultimately form a strong bond with each other.

Mona, played by Golshifteh Farahani, lives in Chicago and is a Moroccan immigrant who is forced to leave her job as a belly dancer after her husband files for divorce. She has always been passionate about dance and is determined to continue pursuing it, even when faced with many challenges. Mona is also trying to come to terms with the death of her young son, which has left her feeling lost and alone.

Marilyn, played by Sienna Miller, is a saleswoman in Albuquerque, New Mexico who is stuck in a loveless marriage with a controlling husband. She is passionate about painting and dreams of opening her own art studio one day, but her husband insists that her place is at home. Marilyn is also struggling to cope with the fact that she cannot conceive a child and is forced to undergo fertility treatments.

When both women lose their jobs and are at a crossroads in their lives, they decide to take a road trip together from Chicago to Santa Fe to attend a major belly dance competition. Mona sees this as an opportunity to prove herself as a professional dancer, while Marilyn is looking to start a new chapter in her life. The trip is not without its challenges, and the two women face many obstacles along the way.

As they journey through the heart of the American southwest, Mona and Marilyn begin to open up to each other and share their deepest fears and desires. They form a bond that is strengthened by the realization that they have more in common than they initially thought. Mona teaches Marilyn to belly dance, and Marilyn helps Mona overcome her fear of driving. The two also have a lot of fun together, experiencing new things and taking in the stunning scenery of the desert landscape.

The film is beautifully shot, capturing the breathtaking scenery of the desert and showcasing the beauty of belly dancing. The music is also a highlight of this film, with the belly dancing scenes showcasing a range of traditional and contemporary tracks. The acting by both Farahani and Miller is top-notch, with both actresses delivering strong performances that are both nuanced and emotional.

Just Like a Woman is ultimately a film about the healing power of friendship and the strength of women. It explores themes such as self-discovery, perseverance, and the pursuit of one's dreams. Despite the challenges that Mona and Marilyn face, they remain resilient and determined to overcome their obstacles. The film is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys a thought-provoking drama with a strong storyline and great acting.

Just Like a Woman is a 2013 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 27 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5 and a MetaScore of 39.

Just Like a Woman
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    5.5  (2,924)
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