3

Lou

Drama


 

Lou, a young girl, develops affection for the grandfather she'd never previously met when he comes to live with her and her mother and sisters.

All of the action in this beautifully crafted movie happens within the emotional relationships of the characters. The plot is a little underdeveloped, and there's no crescendo or culmination of action, just day to day experiences of the central family. There's plenty to hold the interest of the audience - the moody and realistic performances of the cast, the Australian landscape, the soundtrack - if only there was a dramatic climax. "Lou" is lovely but could have blossomed into more.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 17th June 2010
86 mins