FOUR MOVIES ABOUT WOMEN WITH A RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES
HER SON WAS A KILLER
It was a bloody mass murder. And the horror haunting the teen assassin's mother, acted by Tilda Swinton, is that she could have prevented the slaughter. Lynne Ramsay's "We Need to Talk About Kevin" opens on 12/2.
HER WEDDING WAS LIKE A FUNERAL
That's because the somber bride played by Kirsten Dunst got wind of the news that the earth was about to collide with a rogue planet. Lars von Trier's "Melancholia," also starring Kiefer Sutherland and Charlotte Rampling, is now playing.
SHE'S BEEN SERIALLY MANHANDLED
Rooney Mara stars as a rough and tumble computer hacker who's rarely met a man who didn't try to do her wrong and Daniel Craig's the macho dude she helps solve a murder. David Fincher's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" opens on 12/21.
SHE WANTED TO ENJOY BEING A BOY
For whatever reason, the Irish lass played by Glenn Close (invisible in the poster above) pretended to be a man for 30 years. Maybe that made her happy, but it probably caused her a lot of grief, too. Rodrigo Garcia's "Albert Nobbs" opens on 12/21.