A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Women can do anything men can do, only with more humor, hugging, and tears.
Positive Role Models
Carole is sensible but a daredevil. Alex is hot-headed but cool under fire.
The action is set in France, Corsica, and Italy with mostly French actors. A main character is Black. Female director.
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Violence & Scariness
The main characters are excellent sharpshooters and snipers, and combat-ready. They drive recklessly and hurt or kill many people who get in their way or in the way of their heists. Bodies drop when shot but the camera rarely lingers over blood or carnage of any kind. Drones shoot from above, but the main characters act as if the threat is minimal. A guard dog threatens someone. A man and woman fight and she spits blood after she is hit. A bunny is caught in some crossfire. To avenge the bunny's death, a sniper shoots the killers.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Adults kiss. A man enters a room where two people are kissing and asks to "participate." A man is seen nude battling a dressed woman. No full-frontal nudity.
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"F--k," "s--t," "ass," bastard," "bitch," "damn," "hell" "pee," "piss," "butt," "sucks," "puke," and "balls."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adults drink wine and smoke cigarettes and weed.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that although Wingwomen (Voleuses) is a French heist-comedy-drama, at its core it's a buddy movie in which the buddies are gun-wielding, stunt-performing, devil-may-care female criminals. The message seems to be that self-possessed women who can outshoot, outrun, and out-crazy men may have a hard time finding suitable male mates. The body count is high and many people are shot and punched, but it's all treated as inconsequential. The women don't enjoy killing, but they don't seem to feel it's a problem and director Melanie Laurent treats the women's hardened attitude as a send-up of similar movies featuring men as the brave and fearless killers. Brief sex scenes show people kissing. A nude male (no full frontal) engages in hand-to-hand combat with a dressed woman. Language includes "f--k," "s--t," "ass," bastard," "bitch," "damn," "hell" "pee," "piss," "butt," "sucks," "puke," and "balls." Adults drink wine and smoke cigarettes and weed. A bunny is caught in some crossfire. To avenge the bunny's death, a sniper shoots the killers. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Wingwomen is an enjoyable romp that imbues its two female main characters with the studied devil-may-care of a James Bond. Danger? Oh, just peel me a grape. Unruffled and imperturbable in the manner of a Clint Eastwood lawman, they eat danger for breakfast and then laugh and dance about it. That they are women is part of the trick. Viewers can assume the paramilitary training, the long runs with heavy packs, the weight training, the skydiving practice, and the long hours shooting at targets have made them the unflappable professionals we see before us, equal to any man under any circumstances. The only difference is that these criminals cry when things are sad and hug and say "I love you," while the men in the movies this mocks don't.
In any case, the rules of the real world don't seem to apply to these insouciant criminals. They never care that witnesses might see them, they're never in a rush to leave the scene of the crime. This is probably no more absurd than a Mission Impossible installment but when two women start dancing in the street to distract men so a third woman can shoot them, no cops show up, and no one seems to hear the disturbance, the movie abandons any sense of duty to the audience to make sense.
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