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Action / Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller.
A massive storm rages. A young girl is kidnapped. Her mother, with no other option, teams up with the mysterious older woman next door to pursue the kidnapper a journey into the wilderness that will test their limits and expose dark and shocking secrets from their pasts.
Intriguing beginning but quickly drops in quality
Couple of comments: this film is directed by noted cinematographer Anna Foerster. More importantly, the film is produced by none other than J. J. Abrams, immediately raiding expectations. Alas, it was not to be. For that, look no further than the script, which is frankly quite weak. Not only do things happen that simply make no sense, but worse, there is never any doubt how all of this is going to play out in the end. There are two bright lights: first, Allison Janney brings a tough performance in the title role. Second, the outdoor scenery (somewhere in the wild and wide open Pacific Northwest) is simply tops. It’s a shame that the rest of the production isn’t on the same high level.
“Lou” premiered on Netflix this past weekend. If you are in the mood for an “action thriller” that is fairly straight-forward if not predictable, I’d readily suggest you keep your expectations fairly low, and then draw your own conclusion.