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Widows

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Widows opens with an intensely intimate moment - a husband and wife, together for decades, sharing a quiet morning. Veronica Rawlings (Viola Davis), Chicago teacher's union delegate, and Harry Rawlings (Liam Neeson), thief, passionately kiss and hold each other in bed.

It then slam-cuts to a violent, botched heist where Harry and his crew desperately try to evade the gunfire of both the gang they robbed and the cops.



Director Steve McQueen, cowriter Gillian Flynn, and editor Joe Walker intercut the heist-gone-horribly-wrong with brief but vivid sketches of the robbers with their wives. Linda (Michelle Rodriguez) owns and runs a clothing store, but is constantly broke because her husband Carlos wastes all the money from his jobs and her store on gambling. 

Cut to a car chase, spectacularly captured entirely from within the escape van. 

Alice (Elizabeth Debicki) stays home and lives to enjoy her husband Florek's money, and him when he isn't abusive.

Cut to the thieves reaching th…