Wingwomen Parents Guide

Wingwomen Parents Guide, is an upcoming short comedy film directed and written by Elle Misko, known for “Pinheads” (2022) and “Dog Days” (2023). Starring Arsalaan Abbas, Serena Ata, Venji Bobovnikov, and Kennedi Young, with production by Serena Ata and Skyler Piltch, the film has potential.

Misko’s track record suggests a talent for engaging storytelling, and the mix of experienced and emerging actors bodes well for the movie. While plot details remain under wraps, the title hints at a fun, camaraderie-filled story.

Wingwomen Movie Details

Movie NameWingwomen
DirectorElle Misko
GenreShort Comedy
RatingTV-MA
Release Date November 2, 2023
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
DistributorNetflix

The Plot and Synopsis

In “Wingwomen,” two expert thieves and best friends, Carole (played by Melanie Laurent) and Alex (portrayed by Adele Exarchopoulos), yearn for a life free from the shackles of crime. Unfortunately, their handler, the formidable Godmother (Isabelle Adjani), has other plans and refuses to let them walk away. In a desperate bid for freedom, Carole and Alex devise a plan to execute one last big heist, enlisting the help of their recruit, Sam (played by Manon Bresch). However, a secret kept by Carole threatens to change their friendship forever.

As a passionate lover of heist films, “Wingwomen” piqued my interest from the start. Beyond the heist itself, this movie delves into the intricate dynamics of female friendships and how they are shaped by a life of crime. Adele Exarchopoulos and Melanie Laurent, with their remarkable chemistry and stellar performances, truly shine in their respective roles. However, the film’s potential is overshadowed by its writing.

The movie’s first act is solid, delivering compelling character development and thrilling action sequences. Unfortunately, as the second act unfolds, the film begins to lose its footing. “Wingwomen” suffers from an inconsistency in tone, veering wildly between high-octane action, intense drama, emotional montages, and unexpected moments of comedy. In the hands of more adept screenwriters, this could have been a fascinating mix, but what truly hampers the film is its bewildering ending. Without giving away spoilers, I found myself exclaiming, “This makes no sense!” – a reaction I haven’t had to a film in quite some time.

Wingwomen Parents Guide

Why is Wingwomen rated TV-MA?

“Wingwomen” is rated TV-MA by the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) due to several content elements that may not be suitable for children under 17 or young viewers.

The TV-MA rating typically indicates that the content contains mature themes, strong language, sexual content, violence, or other elements that are intended for a more mature audience.

Here are the specific reasons for the TV-MA rating for “Wingwomen” based on the information provided:

Violence:

 The movie features heist-type violence throughout, including the regular use of firearms, hand-to-hand combat, and other violent actions. This level of violence may not be suitable for younger viewers.

Sexual Content:

The film includes scenes with sexual activity, discussions related to sexual matters, and innuendo. It also contains brief male frontal nudity, implying explicit content. These sexual elements contribute to the TV-MA rating.

Profanity:

The script contains a significant amount of strong language, including over 65 sexual expletives, around 40 mild and moderate expletives, and terms related to deity. The presence of such strong language contributes to the mature rating.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

Adults are shown smoking in many scenes, and alcohol consumption is depicted in social situations. Additionally, a woman is seen smoking marijuana. These substance-related elements may not be appropriate for younger viewers.

The TV-MA rating is a warning to parents and viewers that the content of “Wingwomen” includes these mature themes and elements, making it suitable for adult audiences or older teenagers.

Who is the Cast of Wingwomen

  • Isabelle Adjani 
  • Mélanie Laurent              
  • Adèle Exarchopoulos    
  • Félix Moati                                         
  • Philippe Katerine                            
  • Manon Bresch  
  • Leona D’Huy      
  • LucieLaffin         
  • Olivier Kissita

Summary:

Wingwomen is a film with an intriguing premise, strong performances, and moments of promise, but it ultimately falters due to inconsistent writing and a perplexing conclusion. Content concerns, including profanity, violence, and sexual content, may deter some viewers. Despite its potential, the film left me frustrated, as I could see the makings of a great production buried beneath the shortcomings of the screenplay.