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Starring: Allison Janney, Jurnee Smollett, Logan Marshall-Green, Ridley Asha Bateman, Greyston Holt, Matt Craven
OUR RATING: ★★★☆☆
Netflix action thriller directed by Anna Foerster. Lou (2022) centers on gruff loner, Lou (Allison Janney), who is living a quiet life with her dog. Thinking she’d put her dangerous past behind her, Lou finds her quiet life interrupted when a desperate mother (Jurnee Smollett) begs her to save her kidnapped daughter (Ridley Asha Bateman). As a massive storm rages, the two women risk their lives on a rescue mission that will test their limits and expose dark and shocking secrets from their pasts.
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Hannah: [after Lou nearly runs over her daughter] What the hell is wrong with you? Why you got to drive so goddamn fast when you know there’s a child nearby?!
Lou: The world’s not a playground. Teach your kid to look out for herself.
Chris: [referring to the book on death and dying] I bought it for a friend of mine. Her ex died three months ago, and she’s just, she’s having a hard time facing it.
Philip: I see. And you want to help her face it, right? Because you want to be more than just friends?
Chris: Oh, look, she has a kid. She wants to take it slow.
Vee: [referring to the friendship bracelet] This one is for Lou.
Hannah: You’re making a bracelet for Lou? Why?
Vee: I like Lou. I know you don’t.
Hannah: Yeah, I do. Okay. I actually don’t like Lou. But why do you like her?
Vee: Well, Jax likes her. And I like Jax.
Lou: [writing a letter] There are certain decisions I made that you will never understand. But that’s all in the past now. Life can be cruel. What made me great at some things made me lousy at others. I wish I could say that some good came from what I did. In truth, I left the world a more dangerous place.
Hannah: [referring to Vee] Her father took her.
Lou: Her father?
Hannah: He’s here. How the hell is he here?
Lou: Hold on. You saw him?
Hannah: [referring to Philip] He’s supposed to be dead, but he found us. I thought we were free of him.
Hannah: [after the truck explodes] How did you know it was going to blow up?
Lou: Bombs tend to.
Hannah: A bomb? It means he’s been planning this, Lou. We got to get more help. We need to get to the sheriff.
Lou: Can’t get to him. No cars. Phones are down. We’re ten miles outside of town. Your kid’s getting further away by the second. I have to track them.
Hannah: What? Track them? You?
'Life can be cruel. What made me great at some things made me lousy at others. I wish I could say that some good came from what I did. In truth, I left the world a more dangerous place.' - Lou Click To Tweet
Hannah: He’s highly trained. An explosives expert. Well, we’re no match for him, Lou. We need professional help. You and the dog ain’t going to cut it.
Lou: Did he take anything from your trailer?
Hannah: Her favorite stuffy, Mr. Hippo. And a blanket.
Lou: He wants her comfortable.
Hannah: He wants her quiet.
Hannah: [referring to Philip] When they tried to arrest him, he blew his apartment up. They sent a death certificate. How the hell could he still be alive?
Lou: [referring to Philip and Vee] He’s pulling her in something. If he gets her off the island, this will get a lot messier.
Lou: Hey, where are you going?
Hannah: To find my child.
Lou: You don’t know what you’re doing. If you slow me down, I will leave you behind.
'Everything that matters is right here in front of you.' - Hannah (Lou) Click To Tweet
Lou: [to Hannah] Stay down. Your jacket might as well have a target painted on it.
Hannah: Suppose this is just a distraction? Buying him more time to get away with Vee. It’s the kind of game he likes to play. Dangling something shiny in front of you, and you don’t notice when he’s about to bash you over your goddamn head.
Lou: [referring to the gun] If anybody gets too close, use this. Go for the eyes. A man can’t kill what he can’t see.
Hannah: How do you know all this?
Lou: Girl Scouts.
Lou: [referring to the island] It’s an acquired taste. I love it though.
Tony: Good place to hide, I reckon.
Gerry: Come on, Tony. Relax. She’s just an old lady.
'Sometimes, I'm just so damn mad at her. And then other times I miss her.' - Hannah, 'Isn't that just how it is with family?' - Sheriff Rankin (Lou) Click To Tweet
Lou: [after she kills Gerry and beats up Tony] Where is he taking her?
Lou: [after Hannah finds her with Gerry and Tony dead] Things escalated.
Hannah: Gerry, he say anything about Vee before you killed him?
Lou: Not a word.
Hannah: You know, I was in the Girl Scouts too. Got my archery badge, pen pal, first aid. There wasn’t one for hand-to-hand combat or murder with household objects.
Lou: Really? Must’ve just been my troop then.
Hannah: What branch of the military were you in?
Lou: CIA. Twenty-six years in the field.
Hannah: A spy? Wouldn’t have guessed that.
Lou: I’d be a s**t spy if you did.
'Life doesn't give you second chances, but sometimes it does offer a fresh start.' - Lou Click To Tweet
Philip: [to Vee, referring to the butterfly] Sometimes, in nature, when a creature’s damaged, there’s nothing you can do to save them. It’s almost like they were meant to die.
Lou: [referring to Hannah’s injured foot] You walked a long way on that. You should’ve said something.
Hannah: And give you an excuse to abandon me?
Lou: [as she sees the burn scars on Hannah’s arm] And yet you stayed. Well, should’ve done something.
Hannah: Yeah. Thanks, Lou. That’s very helpful.
Lou: Just saying you could’ve left him sooner.
Hannah: What is it you know about being with someone like him? So maybe don’t tell me what I should have done.
Hannah: [referring to Philip] That son of a b**ch is a monster. Whatever the hell made him this way. There ain’t no amount of love in this entire world that’s going to be able to save that man.
'You're going to wonder why I did it. Why I left this all for you. The simple answer is, you'll leave the world a better place than I did.' - Lou Click To Tweet
Hannah: He always said, if I took Vee away, he’d kill us both. Go on. Tell me what I should’ve done.
Lou: I guess we’ve all been through things other people will never understand.
Hannah: I can help you if you just let me.
Lou: I don’t need your help.
Hannah: Can you stop being so stubborn? We need help.
Lou: There is no one who can help us. I’m all you’ve got. Now keep moving.
Hannah: Why are you helping me, Lou?