Lou (2011)





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An 11 year old girl from a broken home strikes up an unexpected friendship with her Alzheimic grandfather in this earnest family drama starring John Hurt. When Lou's father walked out on his wife and three daughters, the sensitive young girl withdrew from the world. Convinced that her mother was to blame for driving her father away, Lou (Lily Bell-Tindley) constructed an impenetrable emotional wall and vowed never to let anyone in. Just then, Lou's mother announces that her estranged father Doyle (Hurt) has been stricken with Alzheimer's disease, and is coming to stay with the family. When Doyle absentmindedly begins mistaking Lou for his late, beloved wife, the damaged girl senses an opportunity to use her grandfather as a tool to strike back against her mother. But the more time Lou spends with Doyle, the more her vindictive impulses dissolve into genuine affection and concern for her forgetful grandfather. In time, Lou discovers the incredible healing power of love in the last place she ever expected to. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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John Hurt
as Doyle
Daniela Farinacci
as Mrs. Marchetti
Jay Ryan
as Cosmo
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A young woman with three girls decides to let a relative stay with them. One of the girls develops a strong bond with him. Boring but watchable. It shows how a person with Alzheimer's disease behaves. Lou is a sweet girl but boring.

Jennifer Torres
Jennifer Torres

In parts charming, nuanced and internal, Lou is a film for contemplative viewing. It lacks the dynamics or scale of grand Cinema but the journey of the key characters has a melancholy sweetness

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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