Directed by Meera Menon
Senior investment banker Naomi Bishop’s world of high-power big money is brutal and fierce, and one she thrives in. When a controversial IPO threatens the fragile balance of power and confidentiality, Naomi finds herself entangled in a web of politics and deception.
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★★★★ review by Tasha Robinson on Letterboxd
When I initially watched this movie, I think I was too focused on what it isn't — a Wolf Of Wall Street style dark comedy, or a drama with an approachable and human lead fighting for her rights. Looking back on it, I see it more for what it is — a tangled, overcrowded, but strikingly ambitious thriller about women in the workplace, and how navigating corporate politics and Wall Street manipulations is hard enough without fighting the gender wars at the same time. This is one of those "movies for grownups" critics are always saying they want — a complicated drama full of unlikeable characters (and hooray for those!), a lot of nuanced layers, and no adolescent wish-fulfillment or shallow action-drama. But the problem with grownup movies is that they take a lot of careful, thoughtful unpacking, and this is a movie that has to be analyzed past its sometimes-silly surface level to have real meaning.
★★★★ review by Robin on Letterboxd
Women were in this
★★★½ review by Chris 🔮 on Letterboxd
Meera Menon: ok so this is just going to be a regular dialogue scene, nothing fancy
DoP: Y'all mind if i wild out?
★★★½ review by Aaron Locke on Letterboxd
A really, really impressive directorial outing from Meera Menon. Equity is a film that captures a really strong feminist thread and carries it through the entire film, never compromising strong characters over infallible ones. Anna Gunn's performance in this is entertaining as hell and she rocks every second of it.
Way better than I anticipated it would be, especially since it got such mixed reviews out of Sundance. Go see this!!!!!!!
★★★★ review by Vivian on Letterboxd
I wanted to like this more than I did but I was also applying for a job while watching. I'm giving it 4 stars and another chance
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