#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A storm rages. A young girl is kidnapped. Her mother teams up with the mysterious woman next door to pursue the kidnapper, a journey that tests their limits and exposes shocking secrets from their pasts.
Plot: A young girl is kidnapped during a powerful storm. Her mother joins forces with her mysterious neighbour to set off in pursuit of the kidnapper. Their journey will test their limits and expose the dark secrets of their past.
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A gritty well-made action thriller with a solid lead performance by Allison Janney in the lead
In a secluded part of the Pacific Northwest, loner Lou Adell (Allison Janney) is living a solitary life with her dog Jax with her only regular contact being with single mother Hannah Dawson (Jurmee Smollett) and her daughter Vee (Ridley Bateman) who rent property on Lou’s land. During a massive storm Hannah’s abusive and presumed dead ex Phillip (Logan-Marshall-Green) kidnaps their daughter Vee and Hannah enlists Lou’s help in tracking the two down leading to Lou tapping into her dormant skillset and long buried wounds that made her who she is.
Lou is the directorial debut of cinematographer Anna Forester whose previous directing credits were in television such as Criminal Minds and Outlander. Produced by J. J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, the film while initially setup at Paramount was dropped early on with Bad Robot opting to film Lou independently with distribution rights eventually being picked up by Netflix. The movie doesn’t break too far from the established formula of this kind of action thriller, but it does deliver on suspense and character you expect from this type of film.
One of the things that stood out to me with Lou was just how gritty the film looks. While Lou is set in the 1980s, the movie wisely avoids becoming “nostalgia porn” and really only uses 80s iconography or references when appropriate and in context rather than reminding you every few minutes as some films set in the decade have been guilty of. From the hard-edged fight sequences to some really tense survival sequences such as a setpiece on a lopsided rope bridge the movie reminded me of thrillers such as 1988’s Shoot to Kill which mixed this kind of chase movie with environmental perils. Allison Janney is really good as Lou and her performance as this hardened isolated loner is well done and she fits the role very well in terms of both the character’s backstory and skillset as well as conveying the inner turmoil of this character when it’s revealed what the source is. The other actors are good in their roles too with Jurmee Smollett’s performance as an abuse survivor quite engaging and Logan Marshall-Green a solidly done antagonist even if they’re not as compelling as Janney’s role. The movie does have a twist relating to certain character relationships and like most twists related to this type of genre exercise I think most will see it coming, but it works well enough thematically and leads to a tense and emotional climax that I was willing to let it pass.
Lou doesn’t reinvent the wheel when it comes to this kind of gritty minimalist action thriller, but it gives enough meat to the characters, aesthetics, and performances that I was kept engaged throughout the film’s brisk 100-minute runtime. Anna Foerster shows solid work in her first feature in the director’s seat and I look forward to seeing her hone her style in other films.
Hollywood and in particular Netflix has gone too far with Lou. I was foolish enough to give the movie some of my time. An unconventional hero using cunning, training and local knowledge to defeat a much stronger and better equipped enemy? That sounds interesting. However what we get is your usual girl power narrative, only this time it isn’t a girl but an old woman instead. An old woman who can kill not one but two trained special services soldiers 20 years her Junior in unarmed combat. In fact she kills one of them by cutting his throat with a soup can. Yes, really. Off! So instead I watched Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult and nearly died laughing.
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Genre Action, Crime, Drama
Director Anna Foerster
Writer Maggie Cohn, Jack Stanley
Actors Allison Janney, Jurnee Smollett, Logan Marshall-Green
Country United States
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