Conversations with other women Movie Review Summary

Actors: Aaron Eckhart, Helena Bonham Carter

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"Conversations with other women" is a movie about a woman meeting her ex husband at a wedding after they haven't seen each other for years. We never actually understand the name of the main character in the movie, she is seemingly just the seventh bridesmaid at a wedding.
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As she is going around the restaurant looking for a place where she can light up a cigarette, a tall blond man around her age is watching her from the bar. When he finally goes to talk to her, there is an immediate spark.

While the sexual tension grows, we find out more about the characters. She has been previously married to a lawyer and is currently married to a cardiologist and living in London. She is in her late thirties, has been selected to be a bridesmaid only because another one had an accident and has had second thoughts about attending the wedding at first place. He has also been married and is currently in a relationship with a Broadway dancer - Sara, who is way too young for him.

As the story unravels, it is becoming more and more obvious that the two not only know each other, but go way back. After the wedding is over and they have to leave the restaurant, she ends up inviting him in her hotel room 'to watch TV'. They meet another bridesmaid in the elevator only to remind the spectator that the two shouldn't be seen together, and especially not going to the same room. It is not until they enter the room and are entirely alone that it becomes clear they are each other's ex husband and wife.

While the conversation unravels and the physical attraction grows, they are both torn between the life they used to have, the life they have now and their alive feelings for one another. The room becomes too small for their thoughts and hesitations, and while he wants her to leave her new husband for him, their phones get switched and she picks up when his girlfriend calls.

It is not until the very end that we find out is one romantic night enough to bring them together or will they go back on their current separate ways.
Best part of story, including ending: The movie shows in detail what remains of a beautiful love story after the honey moon ends.

Best scene in story: At one point, she can not stay in her room with him any longer and goes out on the roof top. He follows her and paints her the picture of them being together, only for her to realize how it will all end.

Opinion about the main character: The ex-wife, played by Helena Bonham Carter, has style and is charmingly witty. Through the whole movie, a spectator can almost notice the moments when her ex is trying to capture her and she flies away. The battle of her sharp mind and her romantic heart brings the whole story to life.

The review of this Movie prepared by Maya Sayvanova a Level 1 Blue Jay scholar

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   rekindling lost love/marriage

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   American Indian


United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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