I Am Woman

I Am Woman

I Am Woman

Tilda Cobham-Hervey plays Australian musician and activist icon Helen Reddy. In 1966 Reddy landed in New York with her three-year-old daughter, a suitcase and $230. Within weeks she was broke. Within five years she was a superstar, the first ever Australian Grammy Award winner, and an icon of the 1970s feminist movement. 

Co-stars Danielle Macdonald as journalist Lillian Roxon. This is the directorial debut of Unjoo Moon.

2020Rating: M, Drug use & offensive language116 minsAustralia
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Flicks

Flicks, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

I Am Woman unites Moon's solid direction with Cobham-Hervey's earnest performance to transcend its sometimes-corny dialogue to present a sincere, heartfelt love letter to one of the most iconic figures of second wave feminism.

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Stuff

Stuff

A revelation in her 2014 debut 52 Tuesdays and the following year’s The Kettering Incident TV series, the South Australian actor here delivers an emotional and memorable turn that the sludgy script almost scarcely deserves.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

I Am Woman is a start in the right direction. However, based on this film you might think that the most interesting thing about Reddy is that she married her manager who then got addicted to cocaine. It's a frustratingly shallow approach to a singer who deserves better.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It is a lean and likeable, if slight and a little trite, celebration of the legendary Australian-American singer, feminist and anthem-creator Helen Reddy, shot with a rich neo-noirish texture by Oscar-winning cinematographer Dion Beebe.

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CNN

CNN

Helen Reddy might seem so 1970s, but her song "I Am Woman" became a feminist anthem of its time, and serves as the title and centerpiece of a reasonably good movie biography, if one that -- perhaps due to the nature of her life -- feels a little like the Hallmark Channel version of "Bohemian Rhapsody."

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New York Post

New York Post

I’d have been curious to see more about Reddy’s interactions with the women’s movement, but the film mostly has room for this one woman. Thanks to Cobham-Hervey’s performance, it’s an engaging, if fairly familiar, story.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Unjoo Moon's energetic and empathetic look at the rise of the "I Am Woman" singer has cliches to spare, but it's also got a high-note performance from its lead.

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Variety

Variety

This pedestrian biopic doesn't really convey the distinctiveness of Reddy's appeal, let alone package it in a way likely to trigger a significant revival of interest in a major star largely forgotten now.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The movie's considerable appeal is more unassuming, derived from the respect and affection of director Unjoo Moon's treatment and especially from the relaxed charisma of Tilda Cobham-Hervey's empathetic lead performance.

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