Lorelei

 (442)6.31 h 50 min202116+
Wayland is released from prison after 15 years. He reunites with Dolores, his high school girlfriend, who is now a single mother of three. What follows is a lyrical take on love, regret, and second chances
Directors
Sabrina Doyle
Starring
Jena MalonePablo Schreiber
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Producers
Kevin ChinoyJennifer RadzikowskiFrancesca Silvestri
Studio
Vertical Entertainment
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442 global ratings

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GarrettReviewed in the United States on August 16, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Great acting, decent storyline, but some misses
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The acting was top notch. The storyline was slow but wasn't too bad either. I would have given it a 4 star except there was what felt like some forced agenda. Just a little bit. Long story short the youngest of the children, Denim is a boy but dresses like a girl and wears his hair like a girl...this is totally fine and if the writers wanted to build some more plot around it fine. But the writers don't expound on it much. Denim gets the most emphasis of the children as if the writers were trying to make a point about his possible gender identity but never got around too it. I don't know, I really felt like they just added it there to check some boxes and that really kills a movie for me. I would have enjoyed watching more relationship building between Wayland and the other kids, they almost did with the oldest son but again kind of stopped short.
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SunspotReviewed in the United States on August 2, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Deeply moving and transformative
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Seemingly based on an ordinary "B-movie" storyline, Lorelei in fact touches on some of the great and archaic mythologies that haunt us. Every character is transformed in gentle but powerful ways through a reluctant but irresistible bonding. The movie also calls us to reform our society from the ground-up by investing resources in places where despair, anger, ugliness and despotic neglect have made it all but impossible to flourish. In a subtle allusion to the movie El Norte, it is those of us who flee the devastated and devastating "heartland" who reach the promised land (LA) and who rediscover hope, freedom, beauty. Sabrina Doyle brilliantly suggests that this rediscovery involves reconnecting with the sea, the fluid, the vulnerable, tthe magic, the feminine and the maternal. May her insight carry us forward.
3 people found this helpful
J. PastorReviewed in the United States on August 11, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Solid story and great acting
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Not an entirely "new" concept of a movie but I will say that it was very well written. The entire casts acting, including the kids, was excellent and on point. Overall definitely recommend the watch!
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Courtney ThompsonReviewed in the United States on September 7, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Disappointed
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I wanted to love this movie, but the only thing I loved about it was Pablo Schreiber. The movie to me kind of was condoning the behavior of a really bad mother, who saw an opportunity to be very selfish and just abandon her children with an ex that was a criminal. Just very disappointed in this movie!
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on August 21, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Unexpectedly different
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I watched this solely because Pablo was in it. Really liked the vulnerability he showed.
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Mr. LaseauReviewed in the United States on September 12, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Terrible
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If you want a reason to be angry, watch this pathic excuse for a bowel movement.
BootickieReviewed in the United States on September 19, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Lorelei dvd movie
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This movie was ok. That's about all I can say about it. The ending was weird
CynthiaReviewed in the United States on September 2, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Truth!
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Its about time someone wrote a story so Beautiful!
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