Review: The Adopted (2011)

Skeptical musician Lisa (Mélanie Laurent) and wayward bookkeeper Marine (Marie Denarnaud) are sisters. Though not related by blood (Lisa’s mother adopted Marine when her parents died), their bond is like any between two siblings: full of hidden grudges, insecurities, secrets and love. When Marine falls in love with Alex (Denis Ménochet), Lisa feels threatened and pushed aside. But, after a tragic accident lands Marine in a coma, Lisa and Alex slowly begin to grow closer as they come to terms with what’s happened and look towards their futures.

Split into three parts, each focusing on one of the three leads, The Adopted is uneven at the best of times, with the film almost feeling like two separate entities Continue reading “Review: The Adopted (2011)”