The Keeping Room DVD Review07:00:00
Good Morning Lovelies,
Growing up I had to learn the key western films fast. My dad is western film obsessed and when it comes to a new one coming out he is one of the first to watch it. So over the weekend I sat down with him and watched The Keeping Room with him.
Starring Hailee Steinfeld, Sam Worthington and Brit Marling, the film tells the story of America as it comes to the end of the civil war. Following Augusta, played by Marling, the film sees her come face to face with drunken soldiers who threaten her. Managing to escape the film sees Augusta and her sister fighting with the soldiers as both seek to get revenge.
Marling is a strong and independent figure when on screen. She commands the audience’s attention and makes sure that people remember her performance as Augusta. The same goes for Worthington, who takes on a different look in this film. Instead of playing the hero, he plays the villain and figure many will dislike in the film.
The most interesting thing about this film however happens to be the women that are in control. I can’t think of a western, there may well be one, which is like this. Three women leading the western world is just what the film industry needed and proves that men and women can take on equal actions and roles in every genre.
There so I am giving the film…
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