The Most Hated Woman in America
Directed by Tommy O'Haver
The true story of Madalyn Murray O'Hair -- iconoclast, opportunist, and outspoken atheist -- from her controversial rise to her untimely demise.
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★★★½ review by Aaron King on Letterboxd
A film that has a talented set of actors and actresses to choose from but it never goes into much detail of their lives. Melissa Leo is always great in everything she is in and she excels at being a person who has convictions but later lets money corrupt her.
★★★★ review by Katinka on Letterboxd
I've never heard of this woman or this case (being from Europe and all) but I'm a sucker for everything true crime related and agnostic so this is definitely a movie for me!
I'll probably go and edit this review to make it a proper one with a plot tease and all that but right now I'm really excited and have to read the true story about her to see if the movie matches up...
★★★★ review by daylamay2 on Letterboxd
Although this film mainly focuses on the views of a widely hated Atheist woman, I have to agree with some of her points. Honestly, there are more reasons not to believe in God than to believe that there really is a God because of how terrible of a place the world is. If there really was a giant man in the sky, why isn't he doing anything about the worldwide crises happening right now? And just because the holy books are there, we can't prove his existence until Judgement Day. However, if the giant man in the sky wasn't there, I guess we wouldn't be there either because there's no way our universe started with a big bang and that we're all made of stardust and other celestial remnants. So there's sense in whether you believe in him or not.
★★★★ review by Tarryn-tino on Letterboxd
This was not what I expected it to be, but in a good way.
First of all, I thought it was a documentary and second of all, I expected that I wasn't going to like the 'most hated woman' because I guessed she was going to be an ignorant/racist/backward/stuck in the past old woman.
Turns out, she's an atheist with a mission and a pretty funny one at that.
Melissa Leo was great and was definitely the highlight of this film and the story of this woman and her family is absolutely bonkers.
One of the best Netflix films to date and I really enjoyed it.
★★★½ review by Cleisson Alves on Letterboxd
THE LAND OF THE FREE STRIKES AGAIN
É incrível como os caras se esforçam pra evitar qualquer tipo de progresso social. Apesar de eu achar que devia ter mais luta e menos sequestro, ainda ~curti em demasia
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