Locked doors, and the monster inside us. In L.A., tightly-wound Julian Wright is separated. He meets Michael, she’s seductive and uninhibited; by chance, a few days later they connect. The PR firm where he’s creative director is competing to be bought by a household name (think Proctor & Gamble); winning will bring money, status, and a big ad budget. His firm’s win depends on both his ideas and his maintaining traditional values; so, he puts his divorce on hold. His family adds problems: childhood memories and his sister’s abusive husband threaten his balance. His fuse is short. Will self control hold obsession and fury in check, or is Michael the spark that will start a conflagration?
User Reviews: I really was overwhelmed by the greatness of this film. The title seemed too philosophical for me, but in the end it proved right,so now I’m Jason Clarke’s fan (wasn’t before). This film made me sit for a long time and think hard about my relationships and how I react to my mother and my dear ones. After watching The Human Contract I truly realized that our tears should be shed for other human beings not for things in this material world.I love Jada Pinkett Smith and Paz Vega, and, of course, Idris Elba. I’ve always thought that Spanish actress Paz Vega is much better than Penelope Cruz, but she hadn’t had the same opportunities. In the film The Human Contract she surpasses herself and gives us the portrait of a suffering woman, who lives her life only to try to do what is "decent" and appropriate for her, disregarding the criticizing society.