Wow. Listen carefully. Start getting ready because by the end of your reading of this review you should be ready to go out and get this movie. It is that good. Hands down the best movie I saw this year, and one of the best of all times. It might hit you like a brick.
The movie tells us the story of nine women, all a wreck. The scenes all take place in confined places (a supermarket, a small house, etc.), and each lasts about 10 minutes. It's as if Rodrigo Garcia (he wrote the movie), got 9 outstanding movies, squeezed out the very best dialogs -- the dialogs that would be shown at the Oscars -- and concocted the best movie of the year. The acting is truly, truly superb. I have never seen a whole cast work so well. They all deserved Oscars. Sissy Spacek, Robin Wright Penn, Glenn Close, Kathy Baker, Holly Hunter, the list goes on and on.
Our gay content is brief but powerful. One of the nine women, played well by Lisa Gay Hamilton, goes to confront her stepfather, and while waiting for her father to arrive, she chats, very nervously, with her sister.
She asks her sister if she is seeing anyone, boyfriend or girlfriend. The sister just says she is not seeing anyone and Lisa Gay Hamilton just says you never know how love is gonna show its ugly face. Very comforting, specially coming out of a girl who is a total train wreck. Had the sister been gay she would have come out right then. I guarantee. You, on the other hand, must be ready to come out right now and get this movie. I mean buy it.