“This shape-shifting movie is rich in brilliant oddities and juxtapositions, never more so than when Duvall and Spacek are encompassed in the same frame.”
“A daring piece of cinema that glides along the edge of weirdness and somehow manages not to fall off.”
“Casually foreboding and mysteriously mundane, the picture demands to be savored, not solved; its lucid performances and expressive zooms achieve an emotional clarity that transcends mere sense …”
Robert Altman’s examination of the intersecting orbits of three socially outcast women—Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek, and Janice Rule—operates in a wholly unique narrative sphere as the three titular women huddle together as a de facto alternative family unit until certain events cast a nightmarish light over the trio. Co-written by Altman and Patricia Resnick.