Wednesday, October 26, 2005



Charlize Theron: Josey Aimes, an unemployed single mother of two children
Elle Peterson: her daughter Karen
Thomas Curtis: her teenage son Sammy
Sissy Spacek: her mother Alice
Richard Jenkins: her dad Hank, long time employee at the mine
Frances McDormand: her friend Glory, a mineworker
Sean Bean: Glory’s husband Kyle
Woody Harrelson: Bill White, an attorney from New York City

Based on a true story, it is at times difficult to watch. Great acting conveys the plight of women in what is considered a "man's world". But it’s not all doom and gloom; there are moments that are really touching.

for sequences involving sexual harassment including violence and dialogue, and for language

1. Josey returned to her parent’s place in the winter of 1989 and on the television we see snippets of Anita Hill, a law professor at the University of Oklahoma, testifying before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee that Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her. These hearings did not take place until September 1991.
2. One of Josey’s co-workers organised a demonstration party at her house. Included in the items for sale are Tums Ultra. These antacid pills were not introduced to the market until June 1994, some four years after these events took place.
3. The female defence lawyer remains standing while conferring with the company President. Her small handbag with very short straps is slung over her right shoulder and fits snugly right under the armpit. This manner of carrying a handbag has become fashionable only in the last couple of years.

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