Certain Women

Synopsis: Certain Women drops us into a handful of intersecting lives across Montana. A lawyer (Laura Dern) tries to defuse a hostage situation and calm her disgruntled client (Jared Harris), who feels slighted by a workers' compensation settlement. A married couple (Michelle Williams and James Le Gros) breaks ground on a new home but exposes marital fissures when they try to persuade an elderly man to sell his stockpile of sandstone. A ranch hand (Lily Gladstone) forms an attachment to a young lawyer (Kristen Stewart), who inadvertently finds herself teaching a twice-weekly adult education class, four hours from her home.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Kelly Reichardt
Production: Film Science
  12 wins & 45 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

-Thank you.


- I just think maybe,

I have my hands full.

- Um..

- I'm riding with you.

-Um, look, I've gotta go.


Do you want something to eat?

["Play With My Heart"

by Taye Johnson]

["Cloud" by Magic Bronson]

[Native American music]

- No one understands

what my life has become.

What a total f***ing

miserable thing

my life has become!

No one understands

one f***ing thing!

I wish my wife would

roll over on the highway.

- Oh, my God. I swear,

I will leave you right here.

-The only thing left to do

is get a machine gun

and kill everyone.


No. You're gonna

have to get out.

- Alright. Uh, uh...

- Out. No.

You can't say

those things to me.

- I'll, uh, uh..

Not another word.

I'll be...

- You can't talk like that.

- Never mind.

I'll be quiet.


[mutters under breath]

["Boats To Build" over radio]

I got seas to sail

I'm gonna build me a boat

With these two hands

It'll be a fair curve

From a noble plan

Let the chips fall

where they will

'Cause I've got

boats to build

[Fuller sobbing]

Sails are just like wings

The wind can make them sing

Songs of life

Songs of hope

[engine rewing]

- This type of ware

is generally referred to

as China painting.

Now, in the late 19th century

and into the early part

of the 20th century

ladies of fashion

would get together

at China painting parties

and paint these plates,

or blanks.

So, all these blanks have

a mark on the back of them.

We won't turn them around.

But they all say "Limoges."

There were also German

and Austrian makers

that made the blanks.

They would be imported

to the States.

[train horn blaring]

[phone ringing]

[police radio chatter]

- Listen, now, Will..

Yeah, I don't wanna press you,

I want you to take your time.

But could you,

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Kelly Reichardt

Kelly Reichardt is a screenwriter and film director working within American indie cinema. Her credits include Old Joy, Wendy and Lucy, Meek's Cutoff, Night Moves and Certain Women. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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