LOU is an intense, intriguing film with enough twists and turns to keep viewers alert and ready for anything to happen. However, it is not what you expect the story to be about, and reveals are hidden until over halfway completed.
Lou (Allison Janney) stripped her look down to the bare minimum without makeup and ugly, unruly, gray hair. It worked. She was believable as a tough bitch. She is intimidating, being over six feet tall. Hannah (Jurnee Smollett) earned my admiration by portraying a Mom. Nothing was going to stop or slow her down. Together, the two of them were a force to behold.
The breathtaking scenery played a part in this film as well. Beautiful forests, lakes, lighthouses, and formidable cliffs added to the backdrop. For most of LOU, the characters raced through nighttime, torrential downpours. I guess you could say, “It was a dark and stormy night….” (I couldn’t resist.)
LOU’s conclusion was vague until it wasn’t. This could lead to a sequel. I wouldn’t mind. I love watching strong, intelligent women who know how to shoot, use a knife, love their dogs, and admit their flaws. It was not a perfect movie, but it was action-packed.
LOU is available to stream on Netflix.