Published on December 8th, 2020 | by gareth0
I’m Your Woman
Jean (Rachel Brosnahan) is a woman about to have her world upturned. Unable to have children her husband Eddie (Bill Heck) comes home one day with a baby boy and tells her that this is their new child. In the new Amazon Original Film, “I’m Your Woman”; Jean is unexpectedly forced to go on the run with her child when an associate of Eddie tells her that things have gone very wrong and they must flee right away.
It seems Eddie is more than a simple petty crook and has upset the wrong people resulting in Jean being forced into hiding. Her protector Cal (Arinze Kene); offers few answers about Eddie’s fate but tells Jean that the danger is very real.
The fact that Cal is African American and driving a white woman and her baby around in the 1970s does raise some eyebrows and makes keeping a low profile even harder. This results in Cal setting Jean and her son up in a home with instructions to not speak with nor befriend anyone and to only plug in the phone and call a number should danger arise.
What follows is a steadily paced film that does not fall on the usual Hollywood tropes of extended action scenes and chases as Jean attempts to stay alive and get away from the danger that has taken over her life.
The film is a departure from her Mrs. Maisel character and it is refreshing to see an interesting story that is content to move at a steady pace and develop characters versus the need to insert an action scene every 10 minutes.
The cast and story are engaging and the film makes for a very entertaining watch and one well worth a look.
4 stars out of 5