Equity

Please Note: This film is no longer showing at Railroad Square Cinema

“EQUITY is a smart thriller set in the corporate world with an intelligent script and good set of hooks. Promoting itself as “the first female-driven Wall Street movie,” the film’s plot revolves mostly around female characters, while it’s also been directed (by Meera Menon), written (by Amy Fox) and produced (by co-stars Alysia Reiner and Sarah Megan Thomas) by women. And yet, perhaps the most winning thing about EQUITY it that it’s not some kind of worthy empowerment drama about sisters doing if for themselves. Instead, although sexism in the workplace is definitely addressed, it plays more like an old-school noir with the sexes casually reversed, featuring a deeply flawed protagonist (Breaking Bad’s Anna Gunn), a seductive but duplicitous homme fatale (James Purefoy) and others navigating their way through a miasma of an ethically shady urban world. Made with backing and advice from people working within the financial sector, EQUITY offers a notably different view of the world of stock and shares from such recent Wall Street stories as The Wolf of Wall Street and The Big Short. Where both of the latter were, under all the clowning, ultimately moralistic satires, deeply critical of hyper-capitalism, EQUITY is quietly embedded or perhaps a more honest, realistic depiction…. The leads, especially the women, offer subtle but gutsy work, none more so than Gunn”—Hollywood Reporter. R. 100 Min.

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