I Am Woman

2019

I Am Woman

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71%

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Total Count: 7

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Movie Info

1966. Helen Reddy arrives in New York with her three-year-old daughter, a suitcase and $230 in her pocket. Helen had been told she had won a record deal, but the record company promptly dashes her hopes by telling her it had enough female stars and suggests she has fun in New York before returning home to Australia. Helen decides to stay in New York anyway and pursue a singing career, struggling to make ends meet and provide for her daughter due to not having a work permit. There she befriends legendary rock journalist Lillian Roxon, who becomes her closest confident, and inspires her to write and sing the iconic song "I Am Woman" which becomes an anthem for the second wave feminist movement and galvanises a generation of women to fight for change. She also meets Jeff Wald, a talent manager who becomes her agent and husband. Jeff helps her get to the top, but he also suffers from a drug addiction, which gradually turns their relationship into a toxic one. Caught in the treadmill of fame and dependent on Jeff to manage her professional life, Helen has to find the strength to take ownership of her career and keep pursuing her dream.

Cast

Danielle MacDonald
as Lillian Roxon
Evan Peters
as Jeff Wald

Critic Reviews for I Am Woman

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (2)

  • [T]he movie's considerable appeal is more unassuming, derived from the respect and affection of director Unjoo Moon's treatment and especially from the relaxed charisma of Tilda Cobham-Hervey's empathetic lead performance.

    Sep 12, 2019 | Full Review…
  • A cut above other genre entries.

    Sep 6, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

    Kate Erbland

    indieWire
    Top Critic
  • This pedestrian biopic doesn't really convey the distinctiveness of Reddy's appeal, let alone package it in a way likely to trigger a significant revival of interest in a major star largely forgotten now.

    Sep 6, 2019 | Full Review…

    Dennis Harvey

    Variety
    Top Critic
  • I Am Woman is conventional to a fault, recounting Reddy's musical trajectory with a rote complacency, never endeavouring to locate interesting swells in her personal narrative that could justify the effort.

    Sep 12, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • When Helen Reddy performs at a 1989 women's march at the end of I Am Woman, one almost expects to see a #PussyGrabsBack sign waving in the crowd.

    Sep 9, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The women's movement started with one voice - Helen Reddy. Tilda Dothan-Hervey is spot on in her portrayal and Director Unjoon Moon brings this feminist story to the big screen with respectful empathy and understand the plight women have had to endure

    Sep 6, 2019 | Full Review…

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