Netflix is the perfect platform for fans of suspense, horror and dramatic thrillers. The streaming service offers the public the chance to check out the most acclaimed plots by the audience and specialized critics, in addition to making available several independent and unknown projects.
One such project is the dramatic thriller Lavender, which has already left many Brazilian viewers shocked with its creative plot and truly shocking ending.
We’ve explained everything you need to know about Lavender before checking out the feature on Netflix: its plot, cast, and critical reception.
Check it out below.
A plot of Lavender
Lavender (Lavender) is a dramatic thriller originally released in 2016. The film is a joint US-Canada production and was directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly (The Beautiful City) based on a screenplay by Collin Frizzell (Just J).
The film was even shown in theaters before being released on streaming platforms, gaining international distribution on Netflix.
Lavender’s plot is full of secrets and twists – it’s even difficult to describe the film’s events in detail without revealing important spoilers of the shocking conclusion.
“When a woman suffering from memory loss returns to her childhood home – where the rest of her family was massacred – mysterious clues indicate that she may have been responsible,” states the production’s official synopsis.
At the center of Lavender’s plot is a troubled young woman named Jane, who has major problems with memory loss, both from recent events and from moments in her childhood and adolescence.
After receiving a gift of a music box from an abandoned farm, Jane discovers that she owns the property, cared for by her uncle Patrick for the past few years.[display-posts orderby="rand"]
As the film progresses, Jane remembers the “monster” that killed her family and begins to uncover clues to what really happened in 1985.
The cast of Lavender
Lavender’s cast is led by Abbie Cornish, who puts on a show as the distraught protagonist Jane. The actress is best known for her performances in the films Sucker Punch and Three Ads for a Crime and for the series Jack Ryan, in which she stars opposite John Krasinski.
Diego Klattenhoff (Mean Girls, Homeland) plays Alan, Jane’s estranged husband and father of the protagonist’s only child.
Justin Long (Drag Me To Hell) plays Liam, a psychiatrist who tries to help Jane regain her lost memories.
Dermot Mulroney, who recently made the biggest hit on Netflix with the movie Behind Innocence, plays Patrick, Jane’s uncle.
Lavender’s cast is completed by Liisa Repo-Martell (King Lear) and Peyton Kennedy (Everything Sucks).
Who liked Lavender?
Released as an independent project, Lavender did not attract much attention from the specialized critics. The few reviews of the film didn’t really like the plot of the film, although they praised the cast’s performances.
To date, the film has only a 39% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on just 23 reviews.
Audiences, on the other hand, were more receptive to dramatic suspense. 70% of Google users liked Lavender’s plot.
Are you curious? Check out Lavender on Netflix. See the trailer below.