EQUITY (2016) 3 Stars out of 5


It would be enough to just be able to review a movie about three women successfully working on Wall Street. But EQUITY raises the glass ceiling because the film is actually directed by a woman and written by a woman. And, it is an intriguing story about women who are not so different than the men who they work along side of on wall street. After all, it is about liking money, and what is so bad about that?

The film about the choices that business women make is directed by Meera Menon, with a script by Amy Fox. Actress Anna Gunn is terrific. She should be familiar for her outstanding Emmy winning work as Skyler White on television’s Breaking Bad. She willalso be seen in next month’s release of Clint Eastwood’s SULLY starring Tom Hanks.

Miss Gunn’s character Naomi is a powerful and somewhat confident investment banker. Sarah Megan Thomas plays her ambitious pregnant protege Erin. The lead female cast is rounded out with Alysia Reiner –terrific as the government investigative lawyer Samantha.

EQUITY is a thoughtful film that in the end provokes more questions than answers with the reality that we are watching a movie about three successful women directed by a woman and written by a woman. Has the intangible barrier really been broken? Only you can decide.

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