Sunday, March 8, 2015

3 Women (1977)

Director: Robert Altman. Cast: Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Janice Rule. 124 min. Rated PG. Drama. 

My theory about Altman films, is that all his characters were idiots - which while demonstrating his outlook of the world, also made his films so endearing. But here, his three female protagonists live in such a dreary dream-like world and so strangely switch identities after traumatic life events, I thought maybe one was the figment of another's imagination. They're not just idiots; they're creepy, just because they're lives are so idiotically creepy. This film, who many believe is one of Altman's greatest, made me feel uncomfortable in a David Lynch sort of way; and I'm not sure why.

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