When Mari Gilbert's daughter disappears, police inaction drives her own investigation into the gated Long Island community where Shannan was last seen. Her search brings attention to over a dozen murdered sex workers.

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Liz Garbus

Writers:

Robert Kolker (book), Michael Werwie
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Ryan ... Mari Gilbert
Thomasin McKenzie ... Sherre Gilbert
Gabriel Byrne ... Richard Dormer
Lola Kirke ... Kim
Oona Laurence ... Sarra Gilbert
Dean Winters ... Dean Bostick
Molly Brown ... Missy
Miriam Shor ... Lorraine
Ana Reeder ... Lynn
Grace Capeless ... Amanda
Reed Birney ... Peter Hackett
Kevin Corrigan ... Joe Scalise
Jimi Stanton ... Officer Church
Matthew F. O'Connor Matthew F. O'Connor ... Joe Brewer
Rosal Colon ... Selena Garcia
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When Mari Gilbert's (Academy Award® nominee Amy Ryan) daughter disappears, police inaction drives her own investigation into the gated Long Island community where Shannan was last seen. Her search brings attention to over a dozen murdered sex workers Mari will not let the world forget. From Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus, LOST GIRLS is inspired by true events detailed in Robert Kolker's "Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery." World premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

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Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »

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Coincidentally, Amy Ryan (Mari Gilbert) played co-star Gabriel Byrne (Richard Dormer)'s therapist in the acclaimed series In Treatment (2008). See more »

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The movie is set in 2010 and the filmmakers have the characters use flip-phones to show this. However, they use modern flip-phones. Mari is using a Alcatel Go Flip or Go Flip 2, which did not come out until 2017. See more »

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Richard Dormer: It's not your daughter, Mrs. Gilbert, which is why it's important that you don't talk to the media.
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Better than it's current rating of 5.9
14 March 2020 | by KjsaftnerSee all my reviews

This is the first review I have ever written because this movie deserved more credit than it was given. It was not perfect and some of the acting was clunky, while others were exceptional. You really feel the mothers energy throughout and can grasp the love that truly was there despite all of their familial shortcomings.

I am not sure how true this story was , but I hope the police were not this inept. I couldn't be sure if it was just over the top writing or not.

Overall, this was a good watch. Suspenseful with a decent enough cast.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery See more »

Filming Locations:

Oak Beach, New York, USA See more »

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