Watch The Theron #024 – North Country (2005)
Like Monster just a few short movies ago, North Country represents another prestige Charlize Theron drama that earned her an Academy Award nomination. While she’s undeniably great in the movie (along with a slew of other actors all at or near the top of their game), recommending the movie is a tough ask due to the subject matter and the fact that the movie feels less than the sum of its parts. If you’re able to stomach the oppressive levels of sexism in this period drama that marked a seismic shift in eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace, you’ll see another role for Charlize that’s a true culmination of everything she’s done to this point, as well as a look forward to her future. Just don’t say we didn’t warn you: this one’s a tough watch.
(If you’re looking for a completely different type of movie — but also one that stars a woman and is written/directed by another woman — check out Revenge, which hits VOD today.)
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