Conversations with Other Women

The premise seems simple enough:  two former lovers meet at a wedding years after their relationship ended.  During the first part of the movie Bonham Carter absolutely shines.  I mean that she is absolutely magnetic as a headstrong woman entering her late 30s.  As the movie progresses the dynamic changes the nature of the characters also change.  Bonham Carter becomes a bit more accessible and Eckhart has a chance to pick up the ball.

I think what really makes this movie unique is that the movie can be watched on a couple of different levels.  You can watch it as a simple “lets figure out why they broke up” movie (although this was done much better in Blue Jay) but for those that want to look a bit deeper there is a lot there.  The movie deploys a couple of devices to tell the story.  One such device is having the characters say a line two and three times – this is meant to show how they wished the line came out.  Another is a bit of a split screen – this device becomes important in the (fantastic) final scene.  I loved it.

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Movie title: Conversations with Other Women

Movie description: Reunited at a wedding after many years, former lovers again feel the pull of a mutual attraction neither is willing to admit. Escaping the reception for the privacy of a hotel room, the unnamed pair explore the choices of the past that led them to the present.

Date published: 2022-05-06

Director(s): Hans Canosa

Actor(s): Helena Bonham Carter, Aaron Eckhart, Yury Tsykun, Brian Geraghty, Brianna Brown, Nora Zehetner, Olivia Wilde, Thomas Lennon

Genre: Drama, Romance

My Review

The premise seems simple enough:  two former lovers meet at a wedding years after their relationship ended.  During the first part of the movie Bonham Carter absolutely shines.  I mean that she is absolutely magnetic as a headstrong woman entering her late 30s.  As the movie progresses the dynamic changes the nature of the characters also change.  Bonham Carter becomes a bit more accessible and Eckhart has a chance to pick up the ball.

I think what really makes this movie unique is that the movie can be watched on a couple of different levels.  You can watch it as a simple “lets figure out why they broke up” movie (although this was done much better in Blue Jay) but for those that want to look a bit deeper there is a lot there.  The movie deploys a couple of devices to tell the story.  One such device is having the characters say a line two and three times – this is meant to show how they wished the line came out.  Another is a bit of a split screen – this device becomes important in the (fantastic) final scene.  I loved it.

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