A vigilante a new film starring Olivia Wilde where she is the equalizer for abuse women cross with the punisher. Wilde plays a woman that went thru a horrible experience of domestic abuse and when going to counsel and learning the stories of other women that had similar experience; She decides to make a difference by creating a special service to protect women from abusive husbands. All she ask for her service is a few bucks and food. She doesn’t kill the husband; but severely kicks their ass and gives them the option to give leave most of their money to their wife and kids and get the hell out of their life. The consequences of not following her instruction its lots of broken bones.
This film does not shy away from the violence. The violence is visceral; it has the feel of a 70s revenge film. At the same time a threat from her pass has returned and she must now save herself. Everything she has learn in her journey will be put the test.
Although, this sounds like is an action film is; is more of a drama. The fight is short and brutal; with them being one sided. There is scene in which women counseling group of domestic abuse. This were the most disturbing scenes in the film. I was not surprised that these stories told in the group were based on true stories that were discover from investigation from the filmmaker.
A surprising film; I was not expecting it to be this visceral; but at the same time not exploitative on the subject. A big surprise at the festival.