Diego Klattenhoff

Thriller 'Lavender' looks and sounds (and probably smells) great, but story falls flat

Thriller 'Lavender' looks and sounds (and probably smells) great, but story falls flat

As long as writer-director Ed Gass-Donnelly’s psychological thriller, “Lavender,” raises questions instead of answering them, the film is effectively atmospheric with a polished visual style, an eerie score and a strong cast all doing plenty to hold the audience’s attention. It’s only when the movie starts to become more grounded that it falls flat.

Abbie Cornish plays Jane, a mildly amnesic photographer who sees long-buried parts of her memory bubble back up after a horrific car crash. She particularly recalls her family’s old farmhouse, now looked after by her Uncle Patrick (Dermot Mulroney).

Diego Klattenhoff plays Jane’s husband, Alan, who along with their...

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