Based on the book by Katherine Center, The Lost Husband is an independent film produced by Six Foot Pictures starring Leslie Bibb, Josh Duhamel, and Nora Dunn. This movie review will explain why The Lost Husband is the feel good movie we all need right now.
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I am a HUGE sucker for a good romantic comedy. I’ve heard people criticize them and say there’s not often substance in rom-coms, but I’m here to tell you The Lost Husband is EXACTLY what we need.
For starters, Josh Duhamel. Need I say more? Okay, I know I don’t, but I’m going to anyway. I have been a HUGE fan of Josh Duhamel since he starred on All My Children as Leo. Who else wants to reminisce with me? Overtime Josh has really grown as an actor, and he is even an incredible writer. The Director of The Lost Husband, Vicky Wight, credits his writing skills, which enables him to frequently use improv in scripts.
The Lost Husband jumps right into the storyline. The film is only 1 hour and 49 minutes, and there is really no lull whatsoever. Libby (Leslie Bibb) has recently lost her husband. She is naturally feeling lost herself. So along with her two children, she decides to try a change of scenery and heads to her Aunt Jean’s (Nora Dunn) farm.
The story is simple, yet so incredibly REAL. In an interview I had the opportunity to participate in thanks to The Moms Network, Josh Duhamel expressed how the script didn’t feel forced because it was very “real-life.” You are easily able to relate to these characters, which in turn pulls you deeper into the story.
We are reminded of the joy of simple things.
For Libby and her children, moving into Aunt Jean’s home is almost a complete culture shock. There is NO technology. No dishwasher. Not even a television. It’s like they stepped into a different time period.
Let’s take a step back for a second and think about how relatable this is for our world right now. We are in the middle of a pandemic. Literally overnight our entire society changed. Everything is different for us. O’Connor actually says, “The world is falling apart. You need to teach your kids how to hot wire a car and fend for themselves. That is what’s gonna come in the end when the apocalypse comes.” We have to learn to adapt to our new situation, just as Libby has to learn to adapt to life on the farm. Libby even has to go one step further and learn how to go on without her husband.
Aunt Jean doesn’t allow Libby to wallow in her grief. She pushes her to go on, not only for her children, but also for herself. She offers the emotional support that Libby’s mother failed to provide. There is a lot more to Aunt Jean and Libby’s story.
Josh Duhamel lights up the screen as James O’Connor
O’Connor is the farm manager, and while he doesn’t first believe farm life is for Libby, she brings something to his life that he needs. They are both going through big things, and together, they offer one another comfort and stability. Their relationship is relatable, witty, and fun.
My only criticism is I wish The Lost Husband was LONGER! I wasn’t ready for it to end! I wanted to see more of these characters and see where the rest of the story goes.
The Lost Husband delivers something we all need right now. Hope. This feel good rom-com will provide you with a very welcome distraction and escape from reality. It will lift your spirits and warm your soul. Cozy up with a big bowl of popcorn and your favorite drink, The Lost Husband is available to purchase on digital TODAY!
The Lost Husband Synopsis:
After the sudden death of her husband, Libby is forced to move in with her hypercritical mother. Out of the blue, her estranged Aunt Jean offers an escape: a job and a place to live on her farm in the Texas Hill Country. Before she can talk herself out of it, Libby is packing the minivan, grabbing the kids, and hitting the road.
Life on Aunt Jean’s goat farm is more wonderful and more mysterious than Libby could have imagined. Beyond the animals and the strenuous work, there is quiet — deep, country quiet. But there is also a shaggy, gruff farm manager with a tragic home life, a feed-store clerk who claims she can contact her husband “on the other side,” and the eccentric aunt she never really knew but who turns out to be exactly who she needs.
I hope you enjoyed this The Lost Husband movie review. Do you enjoy romantic comedy’s?