‘The Lost Husband’ Review: Katherine Center’s Novel Has Too Much Drama for One Movie

Published on Apr 08, 2020

‘The Lost Husband’ Review: Katherine Center’s Novel Has Too Much Drama for One Movie

There’s plenty of drama to be found in “The Lost Husband,” Vicky Wight’s adaptation of Katherine Center’s 2013 novel of the same name, much of it baked right into its intriguing title and the odd misdirection that comes from it. Yes, Libby Moran (Leslie Bibb) has lost her husband, but that’s hardly what this story is about; really, it’s about Libby finding herself after a horrible tragedy that took nearly everything from her. If that sounds like the makings of a Hallmark movie or a mass market paperback you might find at a well-stocked airport bookstore, well, yes — but this genre doesn’t typically yield great art. In that context, “The Lost Husband” is at least above average.

It’s not a lack of drama that hobbles “The Lost Husband,” but too much of it: , rather than the dense feature that has resulted here. However, Wight

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Author: Kate Erbland