A bit pedantic near the beginning, but the film broadened out into an inspirational movie
2 of 5 stars
The movie is simply too dark. From start to finish. There was a way to tell this story without making the entire experience so horribly depressing. It's just a really hard watch. While some movies benefit from that, this one does not.
0.5 of 5 stars
not interested in watching
4 of 5 stars
I loved this movie. A great performance from Sheila Hancock. It really brought out the struggle she had overcoming her dreary life, and achieving a dream.
5 of 5 stars
So inspiring - a great Sunday afternoon film. Also, now desperate to go on holiday to Scotland, the area looks breathtaking!
5 of 5 stars
Wow. Love this performance ❤️
3 of 5 stars
I can’t decide if it was inspirational or a life lesson in stupidity. I am leaning toward the latter.
1 of 5 stars
This film is utterly lame in it directorial execution. There might have been a story in it but the clumsy acting trampled it.
2.5 of 5 stars
Title S/B Superwoman Edie. How she made it to the top is beyond belief, of course. Only in the movies? Sitting there, admiring the Scottish highlands, the word "incredible" immediately came to mind. Then, it turned into "UNbelievable."
4 of 5 stars
Edie - A Movie Review
This is a poignant drama of an elderly woman with an indominable spirit. It is a movie that few will see but many should see. It is the story of an 83 year old Scottish widow being played by an 85 year old British actress who does all of her own stunts. There is a world renown mountain in Scotland named Mount Suilven. It is best known for its magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. The landscape images provide a stunning backdrop for the movie and for the action sequences it presents to climbers. Our heroine's name is Edie. Her abusive and controlling invalid husband of the past 30 years has just died. Her daughter has taken control of her mother's life, sold her home and is moving her into an assisted living center. Edie's desire to shed the bondage of control leads to open personal and spiritual rebellion. After 30 tears of stifling control by an oppressive husband, which is now being reinstituted by her loving but controlling daughter, Edie initiates a plan to escape everything and everyone to fulfill a childhood dream of climbing the infamous Mt. Suilven that she had shared with her loving father just before he died 50+ years ago. What begins as an escape of controls becomes a grand adventure that will have you sharing the courage, the frustration of an aging and frail body and the uncompromising spirit to conquer all of life's challenges. It is an adventure that you will share in spirit and as someone who walks with and experiences all of the challenges that would confront even the strongest of climbers. The movie poses a challenge to the human spirit while accepting the challenge of the improbable and allowing the possible to become reality. It is a life trip that you will want to experience and share.