The Lost Husband

Movie review by Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media
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age 11+

Romantic drama about loss has farm charm; smoking.

PG-13 2020 109 minutes

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age 11+

Lifetime-y Film Regurgitates Tired Storyline

The film tries to distinguish itself from its predecessors, but its attempts end up inadvertently promulgating over-used and, dare I say, problematic characters. The protagonist seems to be drawn to a man who is described as 'rough around the edges' but in reality is closer to an emotional bully. This is made all the more foreboding by the fact that the protagonist was a stereotypical housewife whose entire identity seems to be comprised of solely of domesticity, and making a pleasant home for the husband. As a result, she (protagonist) does little to stand up to the main love interest [who has a quorum of issues in his own right] and/or rebuke his callousness even when inarguably necessary. [He teaches her daughter to fight and even advises her to beat up a school bully resulting in her immediate suspension.] The mother's response is justifiable indignation, yet she does little to reprimand him, if only for offering unwarranted advise to someone else's child. There is an underlying theme of pain and how one must not expect sympathy from others but must rise carry on. Moderate swearing. A mini-seance is briefly conducted. A man grabs a woman and kisses her passionately without her foreknowledge or consent.

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