Netflix Movie Review: The Lost Daughter


The new Netflix movie “The Lost Daughter” is highly unusual on a number of levels. A woman, Leda, played by Olivia Coleman, is along on a beach, obviously depressed about something. She is riveted on The new Netflix movie “The Lost Daughter” is highly unusual on a number of levels. A woman, Leda, played by Olivia Coleman, is along on a beach, obviously depressed about something. She is riveted on another woman Nina, played by Dakota Johnson, who has a 6 year old daughter and she is having problems with this child. At one point the child is lost on the beach and Leda finds her. The rest of this film is a series of flashbacks that slowly tells a story that I did not expect about Leda’s own daughters, her life as a professor and her marriage. The acting is very good in this film, but the overall story and payoff I did not think was strong enough for a recommendation.

The Lost Daughter is another one of this art-type-too-unusual-movies where the critics give it high marks, in this case 96% on Rotten Tomatoes – and the audience gives it low ratings, only 45%. My rating is around 60% because of the strange series of events and the way the depressing story was told. Despite the good acting, I cannot recommend this movie.

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