Parents' Guide to

The Lost Girls

By Danny Brogan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Peter Pan "sequel" has iffy plot, unlikable characters.

Movie NR 2022 100 minutes
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age 15+

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age 15+

Do not watch or let your child see this

Very rapey/pedophile vibes; very uncomfortable plot. Acting of adult wendy is very terrible but that is not what i need to warn others about. I am writing this review because this movie is very creepy and i would never want my daughter to see anything like this and allow such rape encouraging to be considered acceptable. Listen im a fairly hard to offend person and am not a strict mother but this was just not okay. This turned peter and hook into predators and the nana into a pedo accomplice. The whole plot is pushy about sex being the "neverland". I can not believe this was accepted as an appropriate concept in this age. Im disgusted this exhists. Clearly attempted to be about mental health. "All girls know me" captain hook says as he forces himself on the actress. As if saying rape is okay and expected concequence of growing up. Im seriously so incredibly lost as to why anyone would want to work on such a disgusting film. Every ounce of this is disturbing. No wonder the acting is so atrocious, all decent people would have turned down being a part of this grooming film.

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Too much sex
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While some of its outdated stereotypes and language is today rightfully called out, J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan remains a classic and much loved story. Which is why The Lost Girls, which builds on Barrie's original tale, should be admired for its courage in taking on such a task. Unfortunately it fails to deliver on nearly every level. The drama takes place some 60 to 70 years after Peter Pan first visited the Darling household. We soon discover that Pan is something of an obnoxious boy who becomes angry at various female members of the Darling family for … getting old. So, somewhat creepily, he returns sporadically when a new Darling reaches the age of 13, magically appearing in their bedroom no less. Rather than be cause for concern, the original Wendy -- played by the iconic Vanessa Redgrave -- talks as if this home invasion is the best thing to happen to a young girl, while her granddaughter, also called Wendy, is overcome with jealously due to the fact that Pan is now more interested in her own daughter.

If the icky storyline isn't enough to put you off, the acting -- despite the presence of Redgrave and, briefly, her own real-life daughter, Joely Richardson -- is poor. Some of the scenes are reminiscent of a TV soap opera, and not a good one at that. The direction is little better, with characters suddenly appearing or erupting in an abrupt outburst. It has the disjointed feel of a dream, but sadly one you can't wait to wake up from. Based on a book released in 2001, fans of book adaptations or even Barrie's original material will find nothing here to delight.

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