How To Watch 'Elle' If The Golden Globes Just Put It On Your Radar
The Golden Globes stand out from the Academy Awards because its film categories are split into comedy and drama, allowing more movies to be recognized. One benefit of that longer list of nominees is that it makes viewers aware of smaller independent or international films that they may not have heard of otherwise. That's likely the case for the film that brought Isabelle Huppert the Golden Globe for Best Actress in Drama and won for Best Foreign Language Film. So if you want to know how to watch Elle, you're not the only one.
Unfortunately, I have some bad news. Right now, Elle is not streaming online. However, it is for a good reason: the movie is still currently playing in select theaters. So if you want to see Huppert's acclaimed and now Golden Globe-winning performance as Michèle Leblanc, you can check Fandango or the website of your local theaters to see if it's playing near you. The French film will likely be available on iTunes and other streaming services sometime after its run in theaters is over, but you shouldn't wait that long. Elle is a shoe-in for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars, so it will only gain more buzz once those nominations are announced.
But be warned, it's an incredibly violent film that begins with Michèle being raped by a masked intruder. From there, it becomes a thriller in which Michèle begins looking for her assailant in order to assert her revenge. You can watch the trailer below.
If you want to see all of the Golden Glob-winning films, plan to see all of the Oscar nominees, or just love international thrillers, you may soon find yourself in a theater checking out Elle and Leblanc's lauded performance.