Fifth about The Seventh

Lost Girls

Lost Girls: there are many real stories such as the one told by Liz Garbus in this true story drama, and that is part of the objective, to denounce the lack of protection some strata of society has. Nevertheless, the film is quite subdued, the plot is unexciting and uneventful; the film also makes the interesting choice of having an abrasive, unsympathetic character as the protagonist, but that makes it harder to connect. Amy Ryan is fine as the blue-collar, feisty mother that won’t take no for an answer; Thomasin McKenzie is OK when she is simply emoting, but her line-reading is unconvincing; Gabriel Byrne is just morose, but that’s in part due to the character he plays. Aesthetically, the film is simple, using a watered-down color palette that feels appropriate for its mood.

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