- Actors: kiefer sutherland, holly hunter
- Directors: kiefer sutherland
- Format: DVD-Video
- Language: Italian, English
- Subtitles: Italian
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Number of discs: 1
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- ASIN: B00WGVYXHM
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woman wanted dvd Italian Import
dalla morte della madre wendell coabita con il padre, richard, in una situazione di costante antagonismo e rivalita'. richard assume emma, una quarantenne recentemente divorziata affinche' si occupi della casa. emma e' una donna forte e indipendente. padre e figlio si innamorano di lei, e lei e' attratta da entrambi
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In the movie, "Woman Wanted", directed brilliantly directed by Keifer Sutherland (who also plays the son, Wendall), Holly Hunter plays Emma, and Michael Moriarty plays Wendell's father, Richard.
Emma answers an ad for a "Woman Wanted for housekeeping duties ... ". Emma answers the ad by phone, speaking with the owner of a big old home, Dr Richard Goddard. Goddard reveals that the home, is occupied by himself, as well as his 20-something year old son, Wendell. He tells Emma the home needs to be put in order, which is why he's seeking a live-in housekeeper.
During one of their easrly conversations, Emma revrals to Richard that she was previously married to an actor, who left her a man. Despite the fact that Emma's been abandoned by a man she truly loved, she decides to move on with her life, instead of becoming "a statistic".
Emma is highly energetic, pulling the old house together rather quickly with a lot of cleaning, some no-nosense boundaries, and wonderful cooking skills.
Wendall and Richard both become enamored of Emma. However, Wendell is highly immature, and initially ruffles Emma's feathers. Richard, who is a professor, is a very well-spoken and engaging man. Albeit quite a bit older than Emma, they seem to be a good match.
Emma is a lovely woman, young, devout, honest, caring, and beautiful. It's easy to see why they both fall for her.
Wendell resents his father because he feels his father never loved his mother, who was manic-depressive, i.e. bi-polar, and sick for much of their marriage. Richard had her committed to a sanatorium, which is where she died, and Wendell never forgives his father for that, or his subsequent abandonment.
Wendell, who's in his late 20's, seems to be stuck at a younger age, often acting out with fits of temper (which he calls "seizures") when he doesn't get his way. It looks as if Wendell might have inherited his mother's illness to some degree. Initially, Emma can't seem to say or do anything right, but she's tough, not backing down when Wendell behaves badly.
There's another housekeeper who comes once week, Lydia. An older woman who tells Emma she "doesn'ts bends", meaning she can't get down to mop floors. Apparently, Lydia has been with the family a long time because he informs Emma that he loves Lydia, so she better get along with her .. but not in a terribly polite manner. Emma tells him she's ignoring his rude and uncalled for comments - she has no preconceived notions regarding Lydia. There's another housekeeper next door who quickly befriends Emma ... I can't remember her name.
Wendell runs around in shorts, shirts, and sweater vests, which exemplifies his immaturity, while Richard's manner is kind, caring, and highly communicative with Emma. Richard quickly falls in love with Emma, and she with him.
Wendell, who's also in love with Emma runs off to his girlfriend, Monica, and marries her in a fit after Emma reads his poetry, and doesn't respond the way Wendell wants or expects. When he returns with his new wife, Monica, he tells her she's not allowed in his room, he can't cohabitate because that's where he writes. Monica is highly distraught at not being allowed in Wendell's room, Wendell retreating to his room, and not speaking with anyone. The two quickly get an annulment after Wendell admits to Richard and Emma that he's in love with Emma. After his pronouncement, Richard and Emma tell Wendell they're in love - which, of course, sends Wendell into another fit, but he recovers quickly as Emma sets out to help him become published.
It's a sublime, somewhat dark portrayal of two very different and separate people - the scholarly father and immature son, who are brought together by a beautiful young woman who cares deeply for both of them, and works to try to bring them together. Things don't go as planned, and the circumstances that unhinge the relationships, bring an unexpected joy for Emma, who ends up in another place without Richard or Wendell.
I LOVE Holly Hunter and would watch just about anything she plays a part in. I also like Kiefer Sutherland, who really hit my radar after watching 24. Michael Moriarty, who I've always enjoyed watching, and has been a part of SO MANY really wonderful movies and TV series. Some of the TV series include: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - which I LOVE, as well as Law & Order, The Librarians, and The New Outer Limits. He has SO many movie credits, some of which include: Report to the Commissioner - an excellent action packed film. Pale Rider with Clint Eastwood. Inglorious Basterds - a brilliant film if you like WWII &/or have a disdain for Nazi war crimes. Neighbors with John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Tino Insana - who looks a wee bit like William Shatner, & Cathy Moriarty, no relation from what I've gleaned. Jarhead with Jake Gyllenhall , Soapdish with Sally Field and Kevin Kline, Matinée with John Goodman and Cathy Moriarty, Kindergarten Cop with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Suspect Zero with Ben Kingsley, The Boost with James Woods and Sean Young, and Courage Under Fire with Denzel Washington and Meg Ryan.
This is a good film. Probably not for everyone, but if you enjoy the actors in his movie, you might enjoy "Woman Wanted".