FINN’S GIRL (Dominique Cardona, Laurie Colbert, Canada). 88 minutes. Thursday (May 22), 7:30 pm, Isabel Bader. Rating: NN
The heart of Finn’s Girl is in the right spot, but the movie itself is all over the place.
Reproductive technology specialist Finn (Brooke Johnson) inherits the abortion clinic founded by her deceased lover and now has to mother daughter Zelly (Maya Ritter) on her own.
When a right-?wing fanatic starts shooting at Finn, she gets protection from the police, including Diana (Yanna McIntosh), who could be interested in Finn.
Great set-?up, yes. Then the film collapses under its over-?complicated plot, fuzzy logic – no mum would leave an 11-?year-?old home alone when the household is receiving death threats by phone – and tidy resolutions.
Cinematographer Patrick McGowan makes it look good, though, and the performances are believable.
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