The Lost Daughter (2021)

Maggie Gyllenhaal directs Olivia Coleman, Jessie Buckley and Dakota Johnson in this drama where a grumpy academic goes on holiday and makes an enemy of a family of tourists who act like they own the place.

A low key film with some really compelling plot developments and moments of character study. I agree with some of its overall sentiments on how not everyone is cut out to be a good parent and very few children are good company to be around for prolonged periods. Having said that… it is pretty miserable throughout and Dakota Johnson (who may not be the best actress in the world) plays the only cog in the ensemble who is complicated enough to be appealing. Fine performances but not enough joy to make you watch twice.

6

Perfect Double Bill: The Glass Castle (2017)

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