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‘The Lost Daughter’ is a crushing, honest drama about the cruelty of motherhood

Maggie Gyllenhaal's directorial debut, based on the novel by Elena Ferrante, stars Olivia Colman as an aging mother reflecting on her darkest choices.

The Lost Daughter is a new psychological drama coming to Netflix at the end of the month, but hitting limited release this weekend. This is the first film directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal, and it stars Olivia Colman as a professor on holiday in a remote location, and when she meets a young mother, played by Dakota Johnson, it triggers memories of her own sordid past, and we get glimpses of her young self, played by Jessie Buckley, grappling with her own insecurities related to the responsibilities of parenthood.

Because I’m a little pressed for time this week, I did my review of The Lost Daughter a little bit more off the cuff than usual, so this will be a trickier video to transcribe. For that reason, please enjoy the rest of this review by clicking above!

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