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Blu-ray Review - I Am Woman

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With musician bio-pics all the rage these days, it's about time someone decided to bring the story of Helen Reddy to the screen. A powerhouse vocalist and cultural icon, Reddy (who sadly passed away last September) has experienced all the ups and downs of the music industry, also enduring a multitude of challenges in her personal life. She's a fascinating individual, but it's strange to watch "I Am Woman," which is more about her marriage to manager Jeff Wald than it is about Reddy's achievements and ambitions. Screenwriter Emma Jensen ("Mary Shelly") looks to honor Reddy, highlighting her as a key figure of the feminist movement with anthemic songs and fierce intelligence, but she makes a curious choice to downplay the individual to focus on the couple as they stumble through the years. There's more to Reddy than her self-destructive spouse, and it's very strange that "I Am Woman" doesn't recognize that, resulting in a disappointing film. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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