After months of anticipation, the big day has finally arrived - "Stillwater" is now showing in theaters.
"Stillwater" is a 2021 American dramatic thriller directed by Tom McCarthy, starring Matt Damon in the lead role. The story follows a father who travels from Oklahoma to France to help his daughter who has been convicted of murdering her girlfriend. The film explores themes such as family, grief, redemption, and the search for truth, offering captivating and emotional performances.
The movie follows the journey of Bill Baker, an oil-rig roughneck with a messy past who travels to France to visit his daughter Allison (Abigail Breslin), who is serving a nine-year prison sentence for a murder she claims she did not commit.
Confronted with language barriers, cultural differences, and a complicated legal system, Bill builds a new life for himself as he makes it his personal mission to exonerate Allison. In the course of his search, he meets a French stage actress and single mother named Virginie (Camille Cottin, Call My Agent!), who helps him, and her little girl Maya.
Stillwater is a movie that tries to tell two tales of family redemption: Matt Damon’s Oklahoma oil rig worker is the most clunky and old-fashioned part of the movie, while the shot at renewal he gets from Virginie turns out more engaging.
Allison’s character is probably one of the most interesting characters. She is such a complex character, but we unfortunately never really get to know her well.
Directed by Tom McCarthy, Stillwater is or will be available in most theaters around the world.
Watch the trailer below: