"166 Minutes of Pain"
What You Need To Know:
PIECES OF A WOMAN is an overlong, depressing movie. The ending doesn’t answer any of the questions brought forth in the story. PIECES OF A WOMAN has a pro-life message, but it’s marred by a very negative, depressing, hopeless humanist worldview. PIECES OF A WOMAN has lots of strong foul language, substance abuse, excessive nudity, and other explicit lewd content. Most moviegoers will find the movie boring and hard to watch, despite the lead actor’s acclaimed performance.
PIECES OF A WOMAN follows the story of a heartbroken woman who must cope with the death of her first baby right after childbirth. PIECES OF A WOMAN is well acted, with a pro-life message, but it has a depressing, hopeless, humanist worldview overall, marred by strong foul language, excessive nudity and other lewd content.
Martha is going into labor, with her husband, Sean. They are excitedly expecting a child and have decided to use a midwife. When Martha has contractions within six minutes apart, Sean calls the midwife. The midwife says that she is not available because she is in another labor, so instead another midwife comes named Eva. When Eva comes to help deliver the baby, she makes a bath for Martha, and Martha sits in the bath for a few moments and then transfer to her bed.
Soon after, the baby comes, but turns blue. Frantically, Sean calls 911 and the ambulance comes, but it’s too late, the baby has passed.
Months later, Martha’s mother, Elizabeth, is trying to convince her to sue the midwife, as she is convinced it was the midwife’s fault. Martha is completely distraught but doesn’t want to blame the midwife. Months pass, and Sean is now drinking and doing drugs, going back to his old life and giving up his sobriety.
Without Martha knowing, Sean and Martha’s mother have filed with a female lawyer against the midwife. The lawyer is actually Martha’s cousin. When Sean meets her, the two end up fornicating while talking about the lawsuit. At this point, Sean and Martha’s relationship is a complete disaster, and they have separated.
Will the midwife be prosecuted? Will Martha ever feel herself again after the loss of her baby?
PIECES OF A WOMAN is an overlong, depressing movie. The movie really has very little purpose because the plot dissolves, and the questions are not answered. Before watching the movie, viewers should ask themselves if they’d like to watch someone in labor in excruciating pain for twenty minutes and then watch that same person be depressed for the next 100 minutes. Though the main actress may get press for her acting ability, the average moviegoer will find the movie to be a waste of time.
PIECES OF A WOMAN has a pro-life message, but it’s marred by a very negative, depressing humanist worldview. Everything in the movie points to a humanist worldview. PIECES OF A WOMAN also has lots of foul language, substance abuse, excessive nudity, and other lewd content.