The Woman in the Window Movie Review & Film Summary(2021)

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The Woman in the Window is a 2021 suspense psychological based American movie directed by Joe Wright featuring Amy Adams, Fred Hechinger, Gary Oldman, Julianne Moore, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Wyatt Russell, Brian Tyree Henry, Jeanine Serralles, Anthony Mackie, Mariah Bozeman, Tracy Letts. Gleaned from the 2018 novel “The Woman in the Window” and the movie was released on Netflix dated 14th May, 2021.

The Woman in the Window Movie Cast

  • Amy Adams- As Dr. Anna Fox, children’s psychologist and agoraphobic woman, who tends to find out the truth of the incidents that happened in her neighborhood in New York city, but is condemned to be surrounded with hallucinations and later proves herself right at the end.
  • Fred Hechinger As Ethan Russell, child of Alistair Russell and Katherine Melli, who comes out as the real delinquent of the whole felony.
  • Gary Oldman As Alistair Russell, father of Ethan Russell, the one who murders Katherine Melli.
  • Julianne Moore- As Jane Russell for Anna Fox in the Beginning and later as Katherine Melli birth giver of Ethan Russell after the truth evokes, 
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh- As the actual Jane Russell, another wife of Alistair Russell.
  • Wyatt Russell- As David Winter, tenant at Anna’s residence, who reveals the truth about Katherine Melli (anticipated as Jane Russell by Anna Fox), gets killed at the end by Ethan Russell.
  • Brian Tyree Henry- As Detective Little, who questions Anna about all the happenings and apologizes at the end to her for his blunder.
  • Jeanine Serralles- As Detective Norelli, who doubts Anna and counter questions her.
  • Anthony Mackie- As Edward Fox, husband of Anna Fox, who dies in the accident.
  • Mariah Bozeman- As Olivia Fox daughter of Anna Fox and Edward Fox who dies in the accident.
  • Tracy Letts- As Dr. Landy. Psychiatrists of Dr. Anna Fox.

The Woman in the Window Movie Plot

The Plot of the “The Woman in the Window” follows the woman named “Dr. Anna Fox” who is agoraphobic and gets shuffled in finding out the truth concerning the murder of Katherine Melli who she misinterprets as Jane Russell. 

Burdened with the allegations on her for invading the privacy of Russell’s, Anna gets jumbled up solving this felony. Meanwhile, she realises there is someone other than her and her tenant David staying at her residence without her consent, but she was proved wrong by Detectives Little and Norelli, Russell’s and David.

Getting proved wrong each and every time Anna capables herself to find out the truth and proves herself.

In a still from The Woman in the Window Movie

The Woman in the Window Movie Review

The Woman in the Window is a 2021’s new psychologically stimulating movie. It is an American Movie with great sound effects and visuals. The Plot written seems to be very perpetual. It has a constant sense of suspense till the end. The plot, climax and ending had created tension but it wasn’t without occasional hollowness. 

The movie sometimes becomes very unpredictable to predict “what’s next?”. Moving to the acting part, the acting of each cast felt so realistic and enduring from start to end. After watching the movie I feel it was interesting for the most part since it has lots of twists in it and the truth is revealed after a specific period of time that gains more attention. But the plot seems to be uninspired at times due to its very slow pace of scenes. It is a somewhat one-time watch of a movie. The acting of Amy Adam’s looked obligatory, due to which the movie fails to create that terror in people’s minds while viewing.

The movie thrives well in the climax part but it gradually takes the downhill while heading to the final reveal. The end results in confusion and reveals the suspense in so many ways that it is difficult to understand at a moment and looks so obvious. The story is a combination of suspense and psychology, where Dr. Anna Fox is the main lead dealing with agoraphobia and also going through the mystery in her neighborhood. The mystery actually starts when Ethan Russell, the son of Alistair Russell and Katherine Melli, becomes friends with Anna and pretends to be the harassed child of Russell. The end seems to be 50% interesting when it actually reveals the real face behind the whole happenings and 50% very ordinary and tedious.

The Woman in the Window Movie Critical Reception

On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the movie holds an approval rating of 26% based on 178 reviews, with an average rating of 3.5/5. The reviews on site come across as good but average, since the movie has been criticized in many ways.

IGN has given it a 6/10 rating calling it a suspense surrounded movie.

The Movie Culture Synopsis

The Woman in the Window is a new Netflix American Movie, it is a suspense and mystery based movie. Movie seems to be very interesting but also boring at times, due to its slow pace and happenings but the cinematography and sound effects were overall good. The Woman in the Window is available to watch on Netflix.

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  • Neha Shinde is a passionate writer, excelling in the field of Mass Media and Event Management. Her other interest includes reading books, watching series and movies, travelling.