Thursday, March 29, 2012

Two Line Reviews - #373

Movie: Silkwood (1983)

Plot: A worker in a plutonium plant realises how the owners have been exploiting their workers by making them work in an hazardous environment. The feeling starts possessing her and makes her join the Workers Union and press the issue with the leaders of the board. This doesn't go well with her bosses who set her up in trying to cause internal plutonium contamination induced cancer in her. Her friends, after a misunderstanding, stay firm by her side and help her in her relentless quest.

What Works?

  • This Mike Nichols film sets stage and cries for a social cause and creates the effect that is expected of such films as it moves gradually from lifestyle depiction to realisation to action to reaction.
  • Meryl Streep in her bob-cut is absolutely adorable and when she suffers and fights for the cause, it does create an undeniable impact!
  • The roles of her rebellious friends at home have been created to suit the character well and that works too.
Realistic film on a true social issue.