How To Stream Women Talking

The new film is based on Miriam Toews’ acclaimed novel.

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Emily Mitchell stars as Miep, Claire Foy as Salome, and Rooney Mara as Ona in director Sarah Polley’...
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Women Talking — the new film starring Claire Foy, Rooney Mara, and Jessie Buckley — is a chilling tale. It’s inspired by Miriam Toews’ novel of the same name, which fictionalizes real events that took place in Bolivia between 2005 and 2009. The story centers around women in a conservative Mennonite community, who are being systemically drugged and raped; when law enforcement gets involved, the women slowly recall their traumatic experiences, and are forced to make tough choices.

In The Atlantic, Shirley Li wrote of the movie, “They talk and talk and talk for hours, trying to reach a decision before the men who hurt them return the next day. Often, the women nitpick one another’s words — why they’re chosen, how they’re used, and what they mean. Is ‘fleeing’ their community the same as ‘leaving’ it? Would forcing themselves to forgive their violators equal true forgiveness? To some, this may sound like the kind of verbose material more fit for a stage play than a film. But Women Talking ... is vibrant cinema.” Since then, the film has been nominated for dozens of awards, including two Oscars: Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture.

As of this writing, the film is still playing in theaters — but sometimes, there’s nothing like watching a movie from the comfort of home. Below, how to stream Women Talking.

Is Women Talking Available To Stream?

Women Talking was released in theaters on Dec. 23, 2022, but it’s since become available to watch online. At the moment, Amazon Prime subscribers can catch the film for free on Prime Video — but you’d better act fast, as it’ll expire after the Oscars on March 12.

The movie is also available to rent or purchase on VOD platforms, like Apple TV, YouTube Movies, and Vudu.

What Are Critics Saying About Women Talking?

Critics largely loved the film. As mentioned above, The Atlantic’s Shirley Li labeled Women Talking “vibrant cinema.” The New Yorker’s Richard Brody, for his part, enjoyed the movie — but liked the writing more than the directing: “The exceptional, often overwhelming power of the script that Polley wrote, based on Miriam Toews’s novel, is, if not undercut, not amplified by the filming. Polley’s script is, for the most part, uncompromisingly original and forthrightly distinctive; the images and performance (which I consider a function of directing), are, although skillful and sincere, conventional.”

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