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EQUITY (2016): The Thing I Liked..?

Equity (2016), Anna Gunn
Equity (2016), Anna Gunn

Equity appealed to me because it’s the first ever female-led movie about Wall Street. Eager to know precisely the kind of story the film would tell, I somehow anticipated that I’d learn about Amy Gunn’s character’s (Naomi Bishop) journey from when she started out through to her current powerful position of Wall Street executive.

In reality, Equity offers very little about Bishop as a young woman and I realised soon enough that I was simply projecting the idea of the kind of female-led Wall Street movie I’d be most likely to enjoy.

Also starring Alysia Reiner and James Purefoy; what director Meera Menon’s film focuses on instead is Bishop’s challenges in the present tense as an ambitious middle aged woman working on Wall Street. 

Even though I definitely rooted for Bishop towards the end in her efforts to do well and get that promotion, I found that I didn’t quite connect with her. The not particularly engaging story, especially in the first half, and the overall disappointing pace of the film did not help to keep me locked in. I’m not saying that I wanted the debauchery of The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) but Equity could have been more than it is.

Maybe someone is already working on the female-led Wall Street movie of my dreams; a well paced story with a protagonist I can root for with gusto, as they deliver lines that make me excited to hear every word they have to say. To the person with that idea I say, please hurry!

Happy Film Loving

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EQUITY (2016): New Trailer For Wall Street Movie Starring Anna Gunn, Alysia Reiner…

Equity (2016), Anna Gunn
Equity (2016), Anna Gunn

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Equity (2016).


Starring Anna Gunn and Alysia Reiner; the Meera Menon directed Equity is the new movie about what happens to a money loving, female senior investment banker when she’s threatened by a financial scandal on Wall Street.

I’m curious about Equity for reasons including the story of what it took for Gunn’s character to get to her executive position and to stay there.

I’m also interested because Equity is the very first female-led movie about Wall Street, New York.

May things only keep improving from this point onwards.

Equity Release Dates: July 29th, 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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