This not so hagiographic look at Helen Reddy has a by-the-numbers feel and an anachronistic shooting style Yet, it finds a certain amount of thematic resonance through its labored, episodic tendencies.
I Am Woman features Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Evan Peters, and Danielle Macdonald. What simmers beneath a young Aussie woman with a toddler in tow during Beatlemania after winning a contest for an audition in the Big Apple helps to recognize the notion of sacrifice when it comes to gender.
Helen’s path has plenty of challenges with opportunities embroiled with chauvinism, but fellow Aussie and music reporter Lillian Roxon (Macdonald of Patti Cake$) is an encouraging figure for her inspiration.
Also, her aspiring manager and husband Jeff Wald (Evan Peters, a busy small-screen actor for those into the more darkly macabre American Horror Story anthology, as well as his appearances as Quicksilver in the X-Men franchise) is an influence for the queen of housewife rock as dubbed by Alice Cooper.
Unjoo Moon directs with occasional verve to help nourish a pleasing spunky appeal from relative unknown Cobham-Hervey.