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In Netflix ‘s entire history, only three original movies on the streaming service have received a 5-star FILMSTARTS rating. But this is not about the Herman Mankiewicz biopic “ Mank ” by David Fincher or the electrifying thriller “ The Black Diamond ” with Adam Sandler, but about “ Pieces Of A Woman ”. The intense family tragedy thrills with one of the most gripping scenes in recent film history and an outstanding performance by «Mission: Impossible 6» star Vanessa Kirby , which also earned her an Oscar nomination.
If you want to go into the Netflix masterpiece with as little prior knowledge as possible, then it’s best not to read any further. Because without betraying the central point of the plot, not much can be written about «Pieces Of A Woman». However, this is also shown in the trailer, which is why it is not a real spoiler. If you know where the plot is going, at least in the first act, then the viewing experience is different, but not necessarily worse.
That’s what «Pieces Of A Woman» is about
Pieces Of A Woman follows Martha (Vanessa Kirby) who is pregnant with Sean (Transformers star Shia LaBeouf ). But the baby dies immediately after the home birth. A world falls apart for Martha and Sean, and their relationship suffers deep cracks. Martha tries to find a way to deal with the loss, while her mother Elizabeth (Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn ) files a lawsuit against the midwife involved. But is she really to blame? And even if, what brings legal clarity to a grieving mother?
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