Hello, My Movievaures! I hope you had a great week. I had a pretty busy one, starting a new job and overall life. However, I did have some time to catch up on a recent release on Disney Plus: Boston Strangler. You know my love for True Crime, so it was apparent it would fall under my radar. Keira Knightley is also starring in it, so I needed to try it. So, was it worth it? Let’s get to the non-spoilers part first:
Based on the real story of the Boston Strangler, we follow Loretta McLaughlin (Keira Knightley), a reporter tired of being confined to articles addressed to housewives. She wants to contribute and write about important topics that impact society. She will team up with Jean Cole as she discovers a connection between a series of murders and how the Police are not protecting the women of Boston. They will both break the story of the Boston Strangler.
What I enjoyed the most about this movie is that we deep dive directly into the story, without getting into much detail about the characters’ lives. Indeed, we clearly see how this investigation impacts their lives, and how sexism is more a fact than an issue in the 60s. However, what is been highlighted by this movie is mainly how someone is getting away by killing isolated women, all because it is not conceivable by some that all of this might somehow be connected.
What is always complicated with this type of film is that some might already know who the killer is, however, the interest of this content is to shed light on the dysfunctions of society that lead to this terrible situation. I believe they made the right choice to focus on Loretta’s struggle to be taken seriously, but without making it the main part of the story. What’s important: is the many lives taken.
In short, Boston Strangler is an interesting movie about this sordid real story. Without being the best of its genre, this movie manages to keep our interest, even for those who already know the truth. Keira Knightley and Carrie Coon make a great duo and their performances are up to their characters’ level. I clearly recommend this movie to the True crime fans out there. This is all for today My Movievaures! Let me know in the comments down below your thoughts on this movie and don’t forget to follow me on Instagram! See ya!