I AM WOMAN – TIFF19 Review by Lauren Bradshaw

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I Am Woman, directed by Unjoo Moon, is a timely, yet familiar biopic on music legend Helen Reddy and her contribution to the women’s liberation movement. It’s interesting (and disheartening) to see that many of the issues Helen and her compatriots were fighting for in the ’70s and ’80s are the same issues we are still fighting for today.

Unfortunately, the film does struggle with setting itself apart from the other hundreds of musician biopics we have seen over the years, leaning into cliched scenes like cocaine-fueled rages and forgetting friends due to fame… to name a few. But despite these hiccups, I think it will be difficult for audiences to come out of this film feeling anything but empowered and thankful for Reddy’s contributions to the women’s rights movement. Continue reading…

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Lauren Bradshaw

Lauren Bradshaw is a film critic in the Washington, DC area. Her reviews are featured on Fangirl Freakout, The Tidewater News, The Farmville Herald, and several other publications. Lauren is a pop culture enthusiast and has been known to get way too emotionally invested in movies and television shows.