On the surface, Widows is a heist movie about several women (Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo) who attempt to a pull off a caper to wipe off a debt incurred by their husbands. Since it’s directed by Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave) and co-written by Gone Girl scribe Gillian Flynn, Widows has much more to offer than a visceral experience.
“It tackles everything,” said Colin Farrell, who plays a manipulative politician in the story. “From racial issues to criminality in politics, criminality in street crime, family relationships, motherhood, death, the nature of love, the nature of friendship. It tackles all these very personal and social issues. (Widows is) a filmic treatise on what America is today.”
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Widows opens nationwide November 16.