Having a confused reaction to a movie is not always a bad thing. In fact, most of the time, I welcome the feeling of confusion, bewilderment if you will, because that probably means there’s a lot of thematic resonance within the film.
Joe Wright’s “Woman in the Window,” a thriller starring Amy Adams, and an adaptation of the bestselling novel of the same name, has had its upcoming fall release delayed until 2020 by Disney (who own the movie after the Fox purchase). According to THR, “Woman in the Window” will no longer be released in October because it is going back into production for reshoots due to, get this, the third act needing more clarification. THR says the movie left test-screening audiences “confused” and that worried Disney.
Fox 2000 president Elizabeth Gabler said, “We’re dealing with a complex novel. We tested the movie really early for that very reason. We wanted to make it better, and we’ve had Disney’s full support in doing that.”
I had heard some rumblings, through people that had seen the movie at test screenings, that Wright’s movie was no good. It wasn’t even a question of the ending being “confusing” as much as the entire movie being a non-starter.