‘The Lost Husband’: Vicky Wight’s Melodrama Is Cliché-Filled Comfort Food [Review]

Published on Apr 10, 2020

‘The Lost Husband’: Vicky Wight’s Melodrama Is Cliché-Filled Comfort Food [Review]

A low-key drama about a woman rediscovering herself after a family tragedy, writer-director Vicky Wight’s “The Lost Husband,” adapted from the novel by Katherine Center, is a no-frills romance-drama that pulls from the same well of tropes as a Nicholas Sparks novel. Anchored by two good, lived-in, performances by Leslie Bibb and Josh Duhamel, “The Lost Husband” exists as comfort food, elevating the “city girl in a country” setting that has essentially kept Hallmark’s film department afloat.

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Author: Christian Gallichio