Amy Adams will be back in Once Upon a Time 2. However, before that the American actress is to be found in the psychological thriller, Woman at the Window, available since May 14 on Netflix. Directed by Joe Wright to whom we owe Dark Hours or Anna Karenina, the film tells the story of Anna, an agoraphobic depressive young woman. Shooted on drugs and between two glasses of wine, she spends her time spying on her neighbors. And that until the day when she is the victim of the murder of the neighbor opposite through her window. Adapted from the novel by AJ Finn, the film is based on the same principle as The Train Girl with Emily Blunt.
Indeed, like this thriller released in 2016, Joe Wright films here the shattered fate of a woman who drowns her grief and her guilt in alcohol but who ironically thanks to a murder, will find a way to get out of this infernal circle. As a way to free herself from this existential crisis, Anna will throw herself body and soul into the search for the truth. However, her condition and her condition will catch up with her and thus provide an interesting psychological thriller that will make us lose all our bearings. This effect will be reflected in particular in an elaborate, sometimes even poetic, staging as well as a play on lights and redesigned sets.
This element will aim to offer a rhythmic film despite some lengths. Taking place behind closed doors, Woman at the Window is also a tribute to the Hitchcockian universe. Indeed, it is difficult to miss the supposed nod to Window on courtyard. Here, the director modernizes the filmmaker’s point of view Psychosis but nevertheless struggles to convince by its end. The outcome of the film – although it offers a clear answer – could approach an almost nanaresque, exaggerated, almost ridiculous outcome. If this will certainly represent the main flaw of this adaptation, Woman at the Window will at least be able to boast of bringing together a five-star cast. Here, Amy Adams will share the bill with Oscar winners Gary Oldman and Julianne Moore, but also new MCU stars Brian Tyree Henry, Wyatt Russell and Anthony Mackie. A deserving and eclectic distribution that will certainly have something to draw your attention to this new Netflix production. Unless you as a closed-door fan are more drawn to Oxygen, the latest sci-fi work by Alexandre Aja, also available on the platform.