THE LOST GIRLS – Review by Valerie Kalfrin

Peter Pan’s story seems more like a curse than a wondrous adventure for the women in the Darling family in The Lost Girls, a multigenerational drama that ultimately fails to take flight. Writer/director/co-star Livia De Paolis adapted the story from Laurie Fox’s eponymous novel which has an intriguing premise. Wendy from J. M. Barrie’s story, now Great Nana, relishes in telling her daughter and granddaughter about her adventures to Neverland—and still trying to fly. Her household locks the windows so she doesn’t hurt herself.

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WENDY – Review by Brandy McDonnell

But Zeitlin’s sophomore cinematic effort fails to take flight, as an unshakeable sense of having seen this story grounds an interesting film that boasts some indelible moments. Surprisingly, that “been there, done that” feeling doesn’t stem from Zeitlin’s retelling “Peter Pan” as much as from the sense that he has rebooted his memorable 2012 breakout “Beasts of the Southern Wild” with Barrie’s familiar mythology as a framework.

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